The use of more words than are necessary to express an idea.
Guliani never fell back on pleonasms. He’d just chant “9/11” until the crowd went limp with tears.
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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)
Pleonasm. The Effin Word, The Effin Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/pleonasm. Accessed 29 May 2023.
The Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago Style)
The Effin Word, s.v. pleonasm, accessed May 29, 2023, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/pleonasm.
American Psychological Association (APA Style)
The Effin Word. (n.d.). Pleonasm. In The Effin Word. Retrieved May 29, 2023, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/pleonasm