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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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oxymoronnoun [C]

uk   /ˌɒk.sɪˈmɔː.rɒn/  us   /ˌɑːk.sɪˈmɔːr.ɑːn/
two words used together that have, or seem to have, opposite meanings
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