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tmee'-sis / From Greek: "a cutting"
Also spelt: timesis

Interjecting a word or phrase between parts of a compound word or between syllables of a word.

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The above information on individual rhetorical techniques is reproduced from the website “Silva Rhetoricae” ( ) under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Credit for this content lies with Professor Gideon O Burton of Brigham Young University.