Synecdoche

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Synecdoche Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa

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  • substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Synecdoche'


  • Synecdoche: article is about the linguistic term. For other uses, see Synecdoche (disambiguation). A synecdoche (/sɪˈnɛkdəkiː/, si-NEK-də-kee; from Greek synekdoche (συνεκδοχή)
  • Synecdoche, New York: Synecdoche, New York is a 2008 American postmodern drama film written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. It was Kaufman's
  • Synecdoche (disambiguation): Synecdoche: Synecdoche: a linguistic term Synecdoche (genus): a genus of planthoppers Synecdoche, New York: a film

Synecdoche Sample Sentences in News


  • donga.com[English donga]
    In Korea, a man with muscle is often called "fist" or "shoulder." This is a synecdoche to describe a person with parts of a body. When Korea was under Japanese colony, the word "ggangpae" referring to gangster didn`t exist. Read more on this news related to 'Synecdoche'
  • Throwback Thursday: In 1999, Philip Seymour Hoffman Was on the Cusp of Stardom
    "Whether it was the two minutes he gave in 'Ripley' or the two hours he gave in 'Synecdoche,' he gave his characters unforgettable moments in movies," says 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' producer William Horberg Read more on this news related to 'Synecdoche'

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