Word of the Day – Priamel

By November 17, 2019Word of the Day

Priamel (noun)

pri-ml

Originally: a type of short poem cultivated in Germany in the 15th and 16th centuries, culminating in a witty or ingenious turn of thought. Later applied to similar literary forms; specifically (in ancient Greek poetry) a device in which a number of items or options, culminating in a preferred one, are listed for comparison.

Germanic

Example sentences

“It was a priamel, if you like to name your literary prose.”

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