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    English terms

    What is it called when you use three words to create suspense? For example, what suddenly seemed to be a different kind of silence, onimous, dreadful.

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    Re: English terms

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    What is it called when you use three words to create suspense? For example, what suddenly seemed to be a different kind of silence, onimous, dreadful.
    I'd call it a mistake. You need a dash or colon rather than a comma after "silence" - I'd use a dash.
    I'm not sure whether it's called anything, especially the specification of three words. Really it's only two adjectives following a noun. You could add more:
    It was a different kind of silence - ominous, dreadful, beyond anything I'd experienced, and altogether frightening.
    Are you sure it has a special name?

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