also called ellipse figure of speech characterized by the deliberate omission of a word or words that are, however, understood in light of the grammatical context. The device is exemplified in W.H. Auden's poem This Lunar Beauty: But this was never A ghost's endeavor Nor finished this, Was ghost at ease; And till it pass Love shall not near The sweetness here Nor sorrow take His endless look.
Meaning of ELLIPSIS in English
Britannica English vocabulary. Английский словарь Британика. 2012