reduplication

Definitions of reduplication
1

n the act of repeating over and again (or an instance thereof)

Synonyms:
reiteration
Type of:
repeating, repetition
the act of doing or performing again

n a word formed by or containing a repeated syllable or speech sound (usually at the beginning of the word)

Type of:
word
a unit of language that native speakers can identify

n the syllable added in a reduplicated word form

Type of:
syllable
a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme

n repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next

Synonyms:
anadiplosis
Type of:
repetition
the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device

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