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See definition of metonymy on Dictionary.com
  • as inmetaphor
  • as infigure of speech

synonyms for metonymy

  • analogy
  • image
  • symbol
  • allegory
  • emblem
  • hope
  • personification
  • similitude
  • trope
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    How to use metonymy in a sentence

    Metonymy is the substitution of the name of one thing for that of another to which the former bears a known and close relation.
    ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
    Metonymy calls one thing by the name of another which is closely related to the first.
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    In both cases the term so approximates to the meaning of Earth, doubtless by metonymy, as to be indistinguishable from it.
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    Metonymy consists in naming an object by one of its attributes or accompaniments.
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    The general effect of metonymy is to bring before the mind a definite image, and thus to impart a graphic quality to the style.
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    Synecdoche is a species of metonymy, and has the same effect of giving vividness.
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    Monk, not Cromwell, is the military dictator that Milton has in view in the metonymy Sulla.
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    Here the word tongue is put for speech, the instrument for the thing effected, and this metonymy is joined with a metaphor.
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    The synecdoche, in which a part is put for the whole, as the sword for war, is in its nature essentially a metonymy.
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    Whether it be synecdoche, metaphor, or metonymy, there is still a figure.
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