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oxymoron

noun [C] uk   /ˌɒk.sɪˈmɔː.rɒn/  us   /ˌɑːk.sɪˈmɔːr.ɑːn/
two words used together that have, or seem to have, opposite meanings
Translations of “oxymoron”
in Chinese (Traditional) 矛盾修辭法,逆喻…
in Russian оксюморон…
in Turkish iki ayrı ve farklı şeyi ifade eden birlikte kullanılan ikili/birleşik ifade…
in Chinese (Simplified) 矛盾修辞法,逆喻…
in Polish oksymoron…
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