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    Exclamation Whats the word to describe an unncessary word??

    Whats the word to describe an unncessary word?? e.g. the word female in 'female widow'
    Not sure if thats a good example but its all i could think of!! I once knew it but have forgotten!! Hope somebody can shed some light! x

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    Re: Whats the word to describe an unncessary word??

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    Whats the word to describe an unncessary word?? e.g. the word female in 'female widow'
    Not sure if thats a good example but its all i could think of!! I once knew it but have forgotten!! Hope somebody can shed some light! x
    I think the word is "tautology".
    You can also say that the "female" part of your example is redundant.

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    Re: Whats the word to describe an unncessary word??

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    I think the word is "tautology".
    You can also say that the "female" part of your example is redundant.

    Buggles(not a teacher)
    Just wanted to say thank you for "tautology".

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