Pronunciation: (hī-pûr'bu-ton"), [key]
—pl. -ba•tons, -ba•taPronunciation: (-bu-tu). [key] Rhet.
the use, esp. for emphasis, of a word order other than the expected or usual one, as in “Bird thou never wert.”
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