ecphonesis ecphonesis
 ec-pho-nee'-sis from Gk. ek, "out" and phonein, "to speak"
Also ecphonisis, epiphonesis
the outcry

An emotional exclamation.
  O tempora! O mores!
Related Figures

  Sources: Ad Herennium 4.15.22 ("exclamatio"); Sherry (1550) 50 ("epiphonesis," "exclamacio," "exclamacion"); Peacham (1577) K4r; Putt. (1589) 221 ("ecphonisis," "the outcry"); Day 1599 89 ("ecphonesis," "exclamatio")

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