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figure of speech

synonym (synonym of figure of speech)

  • (noun.communication)
    language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense (noun.communication)
     

hypernym (figure of speech IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense (noun.communication)
    a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance) (noun.communication)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF figure of speech relation)

  • (noun.communication)
    an elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    extravagant exaggeration (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    conventional metaphoric name for something, used especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in `they counted heads') (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    conjoining contradictory terms (as in `deafening silence') (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as') (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    use of a word to govern two or more words though appropriate to only one (noun.communication)
     

derivation (.... is derived from figure of speech)

  • (adj.all)
    characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense (adj.all)
     

domain member usage (.... is used in figure of speech domain)

  • (noun.act)
    an easy accomplishment (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (figurative) a course of action that is unproductive and offers no hope of improvement (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an unexpected hit (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.phenomenon)
    the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall) (noun.phenomenon)
     
  • (noun.linkdef)
    a different aspect of something (especially the opposite aspect) (noun.linkdef)
     
  • (noun.time)
    the end or completion of something (noun.time)
     
  • (noun.time)
    the period of finest development, happiness, or beauty (noun.time)
     
  • (noun.time)
    an opening time period (noun.time)
     
  • (noun.time)
    a later concluding time period (noun.time)
     
  • (noun.time)
    a (future) time of financial need (noun.time)
     
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