An ellipsis usually indicates an intentional omission of a word, sentence, or whole section from a text without altering its original meaning.
Depending on their context and placement in a sentence, ellipses can also indicate an unfinished thought, a slight pause, and nervous or awkward silence.
Aposiopesis is the use of an ellipsis to trail off into silence. For example: "But I thought he was..."
When placed at the beginning or end of a sentence, the ellipsis can also inspire a feeling of melancholy or longing.
The following tags are aliased to this tag: ellipsis