reduplication

Definitions of reduplication
  1. noun
    the act of repeating over and again (or an instance thereof)
    synonyms: reiteration
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    type of:
    repeating, repetition
    the act of doing or performing again
  2. noun
    a word formed by or containing a repeated syllable or speech sound (usually at the beginning of the word)
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    type of:
    word
    a unit of language that native speakers can identify
  3. noun
    the syllable added in a reduplicated word form
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    type of:
    syllable
    a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme
  4. noun
    repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next
    synonyms: anadiplosis
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    type of:
    repetition
    the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device
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