Term: Metonymy

Definition:

Metonymy is a word or phrase that is used to represent something it is closely associated with: Wall Street represents the American financial world, much of which is located in Wall Street.
 

See Also: Irony; Hyperbole; Sarcasm; Slang; Synechdoche; Jargon; Tautology; Understatement; Litotes; Rhetorical Question; Cliche; Allegory Figure of Speech

Category: Vocabulary

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