February 19th, 2019

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Word of the Day 02/19/18 Synecdoche

Synecdoche (noun)
synecdoche [si-nek-duh-kee]


noun Rhetoric.
1. a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part, the special for the general or the general for the special, as in ten sail for ten ships or a Croesus for a rich man.

Related forms
syn·ec·doch·ic [sin-ik- dok -ik] /ˌsɪn ɪkˈdɒk ɪk/ , syn·ec·doch·i·cal , adjective
syn·ec·doch·i·cal·ly , adverb

Can be confused
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Related Words for synecdoche
allegory, allusion, analogy, anticlimax, antithesis, bathos, comparison, conceit, device, euphemism, euphuism, exaggeration, expression, flourish, flower, hyperbole, image, imagery, irony, metaphor

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Origin: 1350–1400; < Medieval Latin < Greek synekdochḗ, equivalent to syn- syn- + ekdochḗ act of receiving from another, equivalent to ek- ec- + -dochē, noun derivative of déchesthai to receive

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