Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
simplyn2deep
1_million_words

Word of the Day 09/13/15 Oxymoron

Oxymoron (noun)
oxymoron [ok-si-mawr-on, -mohr-]


noun, plural oxymora [ok-si-mawr-uh, -mohr-uh], oxymorons. Rhetoric
1. a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly.”.

Origin: 1650-60; < Late Latin oxymorum < presumed Greek *oxýmōron, neuter of *oxýmōros sharp-dull, equivalent to oxý (s) sharp (see oxy-1) + mōrós dull (see moron )

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Tags: daily: word of the day
Subscribe

  • Word of the Day 04/10/21 Pundit

    Pundit (noun) pun·dit [puhn-dit] (previously 07-10-13) noun 1. a learned person, expert, or authority. 2. a person who makes comments or…

  • Word of the Day 04/09/21 Badinage

    Badinage (noun, verb) badinage [ bad-n-ahzh, bad-n-ij ] noun 1. light, playful banter or raillery. verb (used with object), bad·i·naged,…

  • Word of the Day 04/08/21 Oeillade

    Oeillade (noun) oeillade [ œ-yad ] noun, plural oeil·lades [œ-yad]. French. 1. an amorous glance; ogle. Origin: C16: from French, from oeil…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments