brachylogia brachylogia
 brach-y-lo'-gi-a from Gk. brachy, "short" and logia, "speech"
Also sp. brachiologia, brachiologa
the cutted comma

The absence of conjunctions between single words. Compare asyndeton. The effect of brachylogia is a broken, hurried delivery.
  Phillip! Rise! Eat! Leave!

Love, hate, jealousy, frenzy, fury drew him from pity —Angel Day

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  Sources: Quintilian 8.3.83; Putt. (1589) 222 ("brachiologa," "the cutted comma"); Day 1599 92 ("brachiologa")

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