Noun(1) repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next(2) the syllable added in a reduplicated word form(3) a word formed by or containing a repeated syllable or speech sound (usually at the beginning of the word(4) the act of repeating over and again (or an instance thereof
(1) Of course it was kind of hard to reduplicate it, it's not like a formula, you know something that happens to you.(2) This way, you can reduplicate the blend if you ever need to.(3) When you find that perfect blend, you want to be able to reduplicate it, and it's near impossible if you didn't take notes!(4) The above General Terms and Conditions were not reduplicated in the revised 4 vessel policy; but the case has been argued on the basis that they are properly incorporated.(5) Then somehow the bye-part was reduplicated and the less formal version bye-bye was formed - don't ask me why, that's the part I couldn't figure out.(6) An earlier paper had suggested that the phenomenon of transforming items by moving or reduplicating words might be connected with reactions to incongruity.(7) He makes the point that reduplicative is really tautologous - ├ö├ç├┐duplicative├ö├ç├û would have been sufficient, if it were a noun.(8) This reduplicative lexicon vanishes entirely in lines 7-10, only to reappear (further emphasized by grammatical parallelism) in lines 11-13 - ├ö├ç├┐Sweet roses sweet deaths sweetest odours beauteous.├ö├ç├û(9) A second case of grammatical negative transfer is the use of reduplication when using nouns, which is a common practice in Chinese, but indicates redundancy in English.(10) Whether full or partial, reduplication can serve to intensify an adjective, place a verb into the future or the past, pluralize a noun or scatter its distribution, render an action continuous, or simply imply repetition.(11) I've never heard of it - the ├ö├ç├┐razzle├ö├ç├û in razzle-dazzle is just a variant reduplication of dazzle.(12) In two cases English words derive from Latin words in which the infinitive ends in atare and in which the at - is therefore reduplicated in the supine; they are dilatare, to spread out, and natare, to swim.(13) A number are reduplicative , as in Tilba Tilba, Wagga Wagga, and Woy Woy.(14) Now, there are some interesting restrictions on English reduplication , but the plain fact of it is incontestable (at least in every North American dialect I've ever come across).(15) Elsewhere, Kothari instructs the spectator to ├ö├ç├┐look for the symmetrical reduplication and repetitive parallelism of dance patterns├ö├ç├û.(16) Words like that are called reduplicates and some of my favorites (found here, scroll down to the bottom) include dilly-dally, fuddy-duddy, higgledy-piggledy, hurly-burly, and namby-pamby.