Synecdoche in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Synecdoche

a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part, the special for the general or the general for the special, as in ten sail for ten ships or a Croesus for a rich man

Examples of Synecdoche in a sentence

A synecdoche is often used in classical literature as a form of symbolism that references a group by using a single noun. 🔊

A popular synecdoche for pirate ship is black sail. 🔊

Instead of referring to each coin, merchants employed a synecdoche for all money by calling it silver. 🔊

A common synecdoche used in everyday life is boots on the ground, where boots refers to a group of soldiers. 🔊

Some people synecdoche by calling their all of their credit cards plastic. 🔊

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