Definition of Litotes
is a literary term for a figure of speech that uses negative terms to express a positive statement
Examples of Litotes in a sentence
The Japanese woman used litotes to phrase her true thoughts in a nice way. 🔊
Using litotes, the woman said, “the weather isn’t very nice today” during the tornado. 🔊
“Well, it’s not a Picasso,” Eric said while phrasing a litotes to describe the horrible painting. 🔊
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