Verbal trickery or legerdemain

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Logodaedaly — Log o*d[ae]d a*ly, n. [Gr. ?. See {Logos}, and {D[ae]dal}.] Verbal legerdemain; a playing with words. [R.] Coleridge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • logodaedaly — noun /ˌloʊ.ɡoʊˈdi.də.li/ a) Skill or cleverness in the coining of new words In questions of philosophy or divinity, that have occupied the learned, I could bring ten instances of logodaedaly, or verbal legerdemain, which have perilously confirmed …   Wiktionary

  • logodaedaly — n. verbal trickery, verbal legerdemain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • logodaedaly — log·o·dae·da·ly …   English syllables

  • logodaedaly — ˌlägəˈdēdəlē, ˈded noun ( es) Etymology: Late Latin logodaedalia, from Late Greek logodaidalia, from Greek logodaidalos skilled in verbal legerdemain (from log speech, word + daidalos skillful, ingeniously formed) + ia y more at condole :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Defenestration — For the heavy metal band, see Defenestration (band). Matthäus Merian s impression of the 1618 Defenestration of Prague Defenestration is the act of throwing someone or something out of a window.[1] The term defenestration was coined aro …   Wikipedia

  • logodaedalist — noun One skilled in logodaedaly, that is, the use of words or wordplay. But when pedants have the effrontery to address the public from the pulpit or the chair, in technical phraseology, calculated singly for the school, that cannot be properly… …   Wiktionary

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