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Meaning of aposiopesis

ap•o•si•o•pe•sis

Pronunciation: (ap"u-sī"u-pē'sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
  1. a sudden breaking off in the midst of a sentence, as if from inability or unwillingness to proceed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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