HyperDic: metaphor

English > 1 sense of the word metaphor:
NOUNcommunicationmetaphora figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
metaphor > pronunciation
Soundsmeh'tahfaor
Rhymesabhor ... Zocor: 121 rhymes with aor...
English > metaphor: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity.
Narrowerdead metaphor, frozen metaphorA metaphor that has occurred so often that it has become a new meaning / meaning of the expression (e.g., 'he is a snake' may once have been a metaphor but after years of use it has died and become a new sense of the word 'snake')
mixed metaphorA combination of two or more metaphors that together produce a ridiculous effect
synesthetic metaphorA metaphor that exploits a similarity between experiences in different sense modalities
Broadertrope, figure of speech, figure, imagelanguage used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
Spanishmetáfora, metáforo
Catalanmetàfora
Adjectivesmetaphorical, metaphoricexpressing one thing in terms normally denoting another

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