Meaning of “oxymoron” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “oxymoron” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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oxymoronnoun [ C ]

/ˌɑk·sɪˈmɔr·ɑn, -ˈmoʊr-/

grammar a phrase or statement that seems to say two opposite things, as in "jumbo shrimp" and "agree to disagree"

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