Definition of dialyton in English:

dialyton

Pronunciation /dʌɪˈalɪt(ə)n/

noun

rare Rhetoric
  • Asyndeton.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Sherry (b. c1505), schoolmaster and author. From post-classical Latin dialyton asyndeton (from 3rd century in grammarians) from Hellenistic Greek διάλυτον, neuter of διάλυτος relaxed, capable of dissolution, capable of being taken to pieces from ancient Greek διαλύειν + -τος, suffix forming verbal adjectives.