Definition of enjambement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also enjambment) noun
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒæmbmənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒæmbmənt//
[uncountable, countable] (from French, specialist) Linguistic devices, Poetry
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the fact of a sentence continuing beyond the end of a line of poetry without a pause compare caesura See related entries: Linguistic devices, Poetry Word Originmid 19th cent.: French, from enjamber ‘stride over, go beyond’, from en- ‘in’ + jambe ‘leg’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: enjambement