Share this entry

Share this page

mixed metaphor

División en sílabas: mixed met·a·phor

Definición de mixed metaphor en inglés:

sustantivo

A combination of two or more incompatible metaphors, which produces a ridiculous effect (e.g., this tower of strength will forge ahead).
Example sentences
  • After a couple of weeks out of the game I came out of the blocks like a prize fighter wielding a mixed metaphor simile cliche and battered everyone in my path.
  • Multiple mixed metaphors proliferate until there is no ground whatsoever under the reader, syntactical functions become precarious, sound and vision seem to rule over anything else the poem might bear.
  • Even so, that has got to be one of the worst mixed metaphors ever.

Definición de mixed metaphor en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día gourmand
Pronunciación: ˈɡʊəmənd
noun
a person who enjoys eating…