Ennoia


Ennoia (en-no’-i-a): A kind of purposeful holding back of information that nevertheless hints at what is meant. A kind of circuitous speaking.

Have you climbed over the mountain of dirty clothes in your room lately? If you haven’t, you better watch out–you could be killed by an underwear avalanche, or if you reach the summit, you will most likely pass out and die from a lack of oxygen!

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

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