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metonymical

[ met-uh-nim-i-kuhl ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈnɪm ɪ kəl /
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adjective

relating to or having the nature of metonymy; used as a metonym.

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Also met·o·nym·ic [met-uh-nim-ik] /ˌmɛt əˈnɪm ɪk/ .

Origin of metonymical

First recorded in 1570–80; from Greek metōnymik(ós) (see metonymy, -ic) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM metonymical

met·o·nym·i·cal·ly, adverb

Words nearby metonymical

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