PLEONASM By N., Sam M.S. - 14 noun. a type of verbal redundancy wherein too many words are utilized to display a concept or idea. PLEONASM: "Pleonasms are often used in children's books." Related Psychology Terms LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) CHILD PSYCHIATRY FAMILY CARE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT LEARNING ADDS Collectivist and Individualist Cultures EARLY INFANTILE AUTISM SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TESTS NURSERY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE APRAXIA (literally, “inability to act or do”) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PLEONASM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pleonasm/ (accessed February 2, 2023).