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English definition of “metonymy”


noun [U]     /metˈɒn.ə.mi/ US  /məˈtɑː.nə-/ specialized
the act of referring to something using a word that describes one of its qualities or features Figurative use of language metonym     /ˈmet.ə.nɪm/ US  /ˈmet̬-/ noun [C] metonymic     /ˌmetˈɒn.ə.mɪk/ US  /ˌməˈtɑː.nə-/ adjective
(Definition of metonymy noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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