syllepsis, n. (pl. syllepses) a figure of speech in which a word is applied to two others in different senses (e.g. caught the train and a bad cold) or to two others of which it grammatically suits one only (e.g. neither they nor it is working) (cf. ZEUGMA).
sylleptic adj. sylleptically adv.
LL f. Gk sullepsis taking together f. sullambano: see SYLLABLE