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WORD OF THE DAY
PleonasmPLEE-ə-naz-əmPart of speech: nounOrigin: Greek, mid 16th century
1The use of more words than are necessary to convey meaning (e.g. see with one’s eyes), either as a fault of style or for emphasis.
 
Examples of Pleonasm in a sentence “I enjoyed the book despite the author’s tendency toward pleonasm.” “Karen edited her papers carefully to cut out all pleonasm.”