Daily Word: Tautology

Define This: Tautology

Defining something as itself or using a word twice in a sentence with the aim of providing deeper meaning yet failing to do so. For example, the following sentences would serve as an example of tautology. “Tautology means tautology. Simplicity is when something is simple. She was good because she was goodly.”

Use it in a Sentence

Prominent satirical authors use tautology as a device to introduce humor in their works by repeating ideas in one sentence.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s