reduplication

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

re- +‎ duplication

NounEdit

reduplication (plural reduplications)

  1. (linguistics) The act of, or an instance of, reduplicating.

Usage notesEdit

Here are examples of reduplication in English:

EAR types Accents, etc. Examples
Exact
type
acute-null accents
baby-talk-like
bye-bye, choo-choo, night night, no-no, pee-pee, poo-poo, etc.
Ablaut
type
acute-grave accents
high-low vowels
front-back vowels
bric-a-brac, chit-chat, criss-cross, kitty-cat, knick-knack, jibber-jabber, splish-splash, zig-zag, sing-song, etc.
Rhymed
type
acute-acute accents
varied initials
claptrap, hokey-pokey, honey bunny, razzle-dazzle, slim jim, super-duper, teeny-weeny, wingding, etc.

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Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 07:34