Definición de metonym en inglés:

metonym

Saltos de línea: meto|nym
Pronunciación: /ˈmɛtənɪm
 
/

sustantivo

A word, name, or expression used as a substitute for something else with which it is closely associated. For example, Washington is a metonym for the US government.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In such cases, verisimilitude takes over motivation, because each word of that story will expatiate on or repeat the nuclear word that begets it, for each such word is also a metonym of that nucleus.
  • I would like to offer a variant definition and suggest that metonyms, like commuters, do not always make their connections.
  • The metonym I am describing is more than a ‘reality effect’ but less than a link in a dangerously mobile semiotic chain; no frightening or anxiety-provoking associations need be made to it.

Origen

mid 19th century: back-formation from metonymy.

Definición de metonym en:

Obtener más de Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día envenom
Pronunciación: ɪnˈvɛnəm
verb
put poison on or into; make poisonous