polysyndeton

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pol·y·syn·de·ton

 (pŏl′ē-sĭn′dĭ-tŏn′)
n.
The repetition of conjunctions in close succession for rhetorical effect, as in the phrase here and there and everywhere.

[Late Greek polusundeton, from neuter of polusundetos, using many connectives : Greek polu-, poly- + Greek sundetos, bound together; see syndetic.]

polysyndeton

(ˌpɒlɪˈsɪndɪtən)
n
1. (Rhetoric) rhetoric the use of several conjunctions in close succession, esp where some might be omitted, as in he ran and jumped and laughed for joy
2. (Grammar) grammar Also called: syndesis a sentence containing more than two coordinate clauses
[C16: poly- + -syndeton, from Greek sundetos bound together]

pol•y•syn•de•ton

(ˌpɒl iˈsɪn dɪˌtɒn, -tən)

n.
the use of a number of conjunctions in close succession.
[1580–90; < New Latin]

polysyndeton

The use of several conjunctions one after another to create an effect, as “smiling and waving and dancing up and down.”
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polysyndeton - using several conjunctions in close succession, especially where some might be omitted (as in `he ran and jumped and laughed for joy')
rhetorical device - a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)