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oxymoronnoun [C]

 /ˌɑk·sɪˈmɔr·ɑn, -ˈmoʊr-/
grammar a phrase or ​statement that ​seems to say two ​opposite things, as in "​jumboshrimp" and "​agree to ​disagree"
(Definition of oxymoron from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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oxymoronnoun [C]

uk   /ˌɒk.sɪˈmɔː.rɒn/  us   /ˌɑːk.sɪˈmɔːr.ɑːn/
two words used together that have, or ​seem to have, ​oppositemeanings
(Definition of oxymoron from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “oxymoron”
in Chinese (Simplified) 矛盾修辞法,逆喻…
in Turkish iki ayrı ve farklı şeyi ifade eden birlikte kullanılan ikili/birleşik ifade…
in Russian оксюморон…
in Chinese (Traditional) 矛盾修辭法,逆喻…
in Polish oksymoron…
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