Definición de oxymoron en inglés:

oxymoron

Saltos de línea: oxy|moron
Pronunciación: /ˌɒksɪˈmɔːrɒn
 
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sustantivo

A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (e.g. faith unfaithful kept him falsely true).
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Yes, but it does leave a reader ever more certain that the term ‘mature male’ is an oxymoron.
  • One day I sat her down to explain to her the word oxymoron and then to describe a magnificent and bucolic world of insults.
  • The idea of a light of darkness is certainly an oxymoron, certainly a contradiction in terms, and yet we find that among various mystics.

Origen

mid 17th century: from Greek oxumōron, neuter (used as a noun) of oxumōros 'pointedly foolish', from oxus 'sharp' + mōros 'foolish'.

Derivativos

oxymoronic

adjetivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • As their name suggests, ‘romances of real life’ denote a self-consciously oxymoronic genre.
  • This might sound oxymoronic, but the fact is relaxation has turned into an aggressive sport.
  • It is that tension between safety and satire that has traditionally rendered oxymoronic the very notion of corporate comedy.

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