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Meaning of amphiboly

am•phib•o•ly

Pronunciation: (am-fib'u-lē), [key]
— pl. -lies.
  1. ambiguity of speech, esp. from uncertainty of the grammatical construction rather than of the meaning of the words, as in The Duke yet lives that Henry shall depose. Also called
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