#104. Repetition. -- N. repetition, iteration, reiteration, harping, recurrence, succession, run; battology, tautology; monotony, tautophony; rhythm &c. 138; diffuseness, pleonasm, redundancy.
chimes, repetend, echo, ritornello[obs], burden of a song, refrain; rehearsal; rechauffe[Fr], rifacimento[It], recapitulation.
cuckoo &c. (imitation) 19; reverberation &c. 408; drumming &c. (roll) 407; renewal &c. (restoration) 660.
twice-told tale; old story, old song; second edition, new edition; reappearance, reproduction, recursion [Comp]; periodicity &c. 138.
V. repeat, iterate, reiterate, reproduce, echo, reecho, drum, harp upon, battologize[obs], hammer, redouble.
recur, revert, return, reappear, recurse [Comp]; renew &c. (restore) 660.
rehearse; do over again, say over again; ring the changes on; harp on the same string; din in the ear, drum in the ear; conjugate in all its moods tenses and inflexions[obs], begin again, go over the same ground, go the same round, never hear the last of; resume, return to, recapitulate, reword.
Adj. repeated &c. v.; repetitional[obs], repetitionary[obs]; recurrent, recurring; ever recurring, thick coming; frequent, incessant; redundant, pleonastic.
monotonous, harping, iterative, recursive [Math, Comp], unvaried; mocking, chiming; retold; aforesaid, aforenamed[obs]; above-mentioned, above-said; habitual &c. 613; another.
Adv. repeatedly, often, again, anew, over again, afresh, once more; ding-dong, ditto, encore, de novo, bis[obs], da capo[It].
again and again; over and over, over and over again; recursively [Comp]; many times over; time and again, time after time; year after year; day by day &c.; many times, several times, a number of times; many a time, full many a time; frequently &c. 136.
Phr. ecce iterum Crispinus[Lat]; toujours perdrix[Fr]; "cut and come again" [Crabbe]; "tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow" [Macbeth]; cantilenam eandem canis [Lat][Terence]; nullum est jam dictum quod non dictum sit prius [Lat][Terence].