Litotes in a Sentence  🔊

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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