Skip to search.

Definition of prosopopeia


Reference
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Thesaurus
World Factbook

 
Search Dictionary:

Houghton Mifflin

pro·so·po·pe·ia also pro·so·po·poe·ia  audio  (pr-sp-p) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A figure of speech in which an absent or imaginary person is represented as speaking.
  2. See personification.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin prospopoeia, from Greek prospopoii : prospon, face, mask, dramatic character ( pros-, pros- + pon, face from ps, p-, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots) + poiein, to make; see kwei-2 in Indo-European roots


Visit our partner's site
Provided by Houghton Mifflin
logoeReference -- Download this interactive reference software to your desktop computer