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English definition of “oxymoron”

oxymoron

noun [C] uk   /ˌɒk.sɪˈmɔː.rɒn/ us    /ˌɑːk.sɪˈmɔːr.ɑːn/
two words used together that have, or seem to have, opposite meaningsDenying and contradictingLinguistic terms and linguistic style
(Definition of oxymoron from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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