Definition of eponymous in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈpänəməs/


1(Of a person) giving their name to something: the eponymous hero of the novel
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  • A hardy few climb to another refuge, Re Alberto I, named after the eponymous king of the Belgians who came here to climb.
  • We recall Goethe writing The Sorrows of Young Werther, which set off a wave of suicides in Europe in imitation of the eponymous hero.
  • The fresh tale follows the familiar style of the original - the eponymous hero magically transported from a suburban fancy-dress shop to a new world.
1.1(Of a thing) named after a particular person: Roseanne’s eponymous hit TV series
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  • He has just released his second solo album, the follow-up to his eponymous solo debut of two years ago, and a cracking record it is too.
  • On the evidence of their eponymous debut album, they don't even have much in common with others in the new wave of bands influenced by post-punk guitar.
  • The bad news for the British fashion industry was that Stella McCartney would not be showing her debut eponymous collection in London.

Words that rhyme with eponymous

anonymous, Hieronymus, pseudonymous, synonymous

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Syllabification: e·pon·y·mous

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