rhopalic /rə-PAL-ik/. noun or adjective. A sequence in which each word has one more letter or syllable than the one before it. From Latin rhopalicus > from Greek rhopalos (a tapered club).
Some examples of both the syllabic and letter variety:
“This sentence cleverly exemplifies rhopalicism.” (Stephen Fry)
“I do not know where family doctors acquired illegibly perplexing handwriting; nevertheless, extraordinary pharmaceutical intellectuality, counterbalancing indecipherability, transcendentalises intercommunications’ incomprehensibleness.” (Dmitri Borgmann)
“I never totally misinterpret administrative, idiosyncratic, uncategorizable, overintellectualized deinstitutionalization.” (Richard Lederer)
you from city
to city, changing…
“Goose, gather metrical monstrosities.” (Macmillan’s Magazine)