- IPA: /ænəˈfɔɹə/, /ənˈæfəɹə/
anaphora (plural anaphoras)
- (rhetoric) The repetition of a phrase at the beginning of phrases, sentences, or verses, used for emphasis.
- Antonyms: epiphora, epistrophe
- (linguistics) An expression that can refer to virtually any referent, the specific referent being defined by context.
- (linguistics) An expression that refers to a preceding expression.
- Hypernyms: endophora
- Coordinate terms: cataphora#English|cataphora, exophora#English|exophora, homophora#English|homophora
- (Christianity) The most solemn part of the Divine Liturgy or the Mass during which the offerings of bread and wine are consecrated as body and blood of Christ
- plural form of anaphor