HyperDic: metalepsis

English > 1 sense of the word metalepsis:
NOUNcommunicationmetalepsissubstituting metonymy of one figurative sense for another
English > metalepsis: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningSubstituting metonymy of one figurative sense for another.
BroadermetonymySubstituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in 'they counted heads')
Catalanmetalepsi, metalepsis

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