English Grammar: Pleonasm

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Definition:

Pleonasm is the use of an excessive number of words to say something, including unnecessary repetition, especially when this is done through ignorance rather than for effect:

Could you repeat that again? (Again is unnecessary)

See Also:

Irony; Hyperbole; Sarcasm; Slang; Jargon; Figure of Speech; Understatement; Litotes; Rhetorical Question; Cliche; Allegory;Tautology; Redundancy

Category:

Figure of Speech

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