Metonymy in a Sentence 🔊

Definition of Metonymy

a form of speech in which the title of a thing or person is used to replace a name associated with it

Examples of Metonymy in a sentence

When you refer to the film industry as Hollywood, you’re using a metonymy by calling one subject a name that equates to it. 🔊

A metonymy is basically the substitution of one term for another term. 🔊

Since Bill is used to being called a suit by his friends who don’t have office jobs, he isn’t offended by the use of the metonymy. 🔊

Did you know a commonly used metonymy for the cheerleading team is squad?  🔊

When a guy refers to his car as his ride, he is using a metonymy.  🔊

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