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a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings; "`smog'' is a blend of `smoke'' and `fog''"; "`motel'' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor'' and `hotel''"; "`brunch'' is a well-known portmanteau"

Portmanteau Sample Sentences in News

  • An existential continuum
    There’s a new super-group in town, and they’ve got an interesting portmanteau for a name. Infinyght, a melodic/progressive metal band who formed earlier this year, comprises vocalist Berino Laban,... Read more on this news related to 'Portmanteau'
  • Happy Hour Hound: Tribeca Di Olmos
    The Lower Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca—a portmanteau for Triangle Below Canal Street—is home to the namesake film festival... Read more on this news related to 'Portmanteau'
  • 'Wild Tales' ('Relatos Salvajes'): Cannes Review
    Argentinean writer-director Damian Szifron takes his first bow in the Cannes competition with this spiky portmanteau piece, picked up for North America by Sony Pictures Classics. read more Read more on this news related to 'Portmanteau'

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