Synecdoche Definition

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Synecdoche

A Synecdoche is a word that refers to a part of something to mean the whole.

EXAMPLE OF SYNECDOCHE:

'All hands on deck' is an example in which 'hands' is used to mean 'people'.

See Also:

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

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