1. using more words than necessary; - Example: "a tiny little child"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pleonasm \Ple"o*nasm\,, n. [L. pleonasmus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to be
more than enough, to abound, fr.?, neut. of ?, more, compar.
of ? much. See Full, a., and cf. Poly-, Plus.] (Rhet.)
Redundancy of language in speaking or writing; the use of
more words than are necessary to express the idea; as, I saw
it with my own eyes.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: using more words than necessary; "a tiny little child"
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
Redundancy of expression; tautology.
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
PLEONASM, n. An army of words escorting a corporal of thought.