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am•phib•o•ly



Pronunciation: (am-fib'u-lē), [key]
n.,
pl. -lies.

ambiguity of speech, esp. from uncertainty of the grammatical construction rather than of the meaning of the words, as in The Duke yet lives that Henry shall depose. Also called amphibology.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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