Figure Name chleuasmos
Source Bullinger (1898) ("chleuasmos; or, mocking")
Earliest Source
Synonyms mocking, eplcertomesis, mycterismos
Etymology Gr. "mocking, scoffing sneering, jeering" from chleuee "a jest" and chleaza "to make a jest, scoff at"
Type None
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1. An Expression of Feeling by Mocking and Jeering... The figure is used when the speaker or writer excites laughter by a jeer or sneer; or excited ridicule by turning up the nose. (Bullinger, 913)


1. Ps. 2:4. -"He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision." (Bullinger, 913)

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Last Editor Ioanna Malton
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