Figure Name acoloutha
Source Silva Rhetoricae (
Earliest Source None
Synonyms acolouthos
Etymology Gk. acolouthos, "following, attending upon"
Type Trope
Linguistic Domain Semantic

1. The substitution of reciprocal words; that is, replacing one word with another whose meaning is close enough to the former that the former could, in its turn, be a substitute for the latter. This term is best understood in relationship to its opposite, anacoloutha. (Silva Rhetoricae)


Kind Of Similarity
Part Of
Related Figures anacoloutha, figures of substitution
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ashley Rose Kelly
Confidence Unconfident
Editorial Notes
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Reviewer Ashley Rose Kelly