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Definition of "epideictic" [ep•i•deic•tic]

  • Of or pertaining to rhetoric of ceremony, declamation, and demonstration, most often the rhetoric of funerals and other formal events. One of the three branches, or "species" (eidē), of rhetoric as outlined by Aristotle. (adjective)

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Use "epideictic" in a sentence
  • "By writing in epideictic's distinctively biographical but general terms, she can catch up in her apostrophes a Byron, a Hume,"
  • "In completing my own offering on scepticism as a rhetorical-poetical "war of ideas," I turn to the close grappling between Byron and Hemans over the enthymeme, or rhetorical syllogism, which like the epideictic is a legacy of the classical Sophism. ["
  • "Again, many of the so-called epideictic epigrams are little more than stories told shortly in elegiac verse, much like the stories in Ovid's"
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