ta'-sis extensio

Sustaining the pronunciation of a word or phrase because of its pleasant sound. A figure apparent in delivery.
  I have no idea what "mellifluous" means, but just saying it does me a world of good: "mel-li-flu-ous." Mmmm.
Related Figures

  • onomatopoeia
    Like tasis onomatopoeia gives attention to the significance of the sound a word makes, although it is concerned not with euphony but with making a sound of a word correspond with its semantic content.
See Also

  Sources: Sherry (1550) 37 ("tasis," "extensio")

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