Word of the Day – Sept. 19 – Metonymy

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Noun: Metonymy (muh-TAH-nuh-mee)

Definition: A figure of speech consisting of the use of the name of one thing for that of another of which it is an attribute or with which it is associated.

Sample sentence: American journalists employ metonymy whenever they say “the White House” in place of “the president and his administration.”

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