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Origin of synecdoche
OTHER WORDS FROM synecdochesyn·ec·doch·ic [sin-ik-dok-ik], /ˌsɪn ɪkˈdɒk ɪk/, syn·ec·doch·i·cal, adjectivesyn·ec·doch·i·cal·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH synecdocheSchenectady, synecdoche
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Example sentences from the Web for synecdoche
They became a synecdoche for the woman herself: conservative, intimidating, feminine.
Reddit is a synecdoche for the Internet: a set of tools for sharing and organizing content.
Sex appeal,” Levy writes, “has become a synecdoche of all appeal.
After Synecdoche, it will be impossible not to take notice of her talent.
Synecdoche puts a part for the whole, or a whole for the part; as, "The harbor was crowded with masts."
Blind mouths: 'mouths' is used, by synecdoche, for gluttons, as the five preceding verses show.
Synecdoche is a species of metonymy, and has the same effect of giving vividness.
When this relation is that of a part to the whole or of the whole to a part, the figure is synecdoche.Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10|Charles Herbert Sylvester
The synecdoche, in which a part is put for the whole, as the sword for war, is in its nature essentially a metonymy.Companion to the Bible|E. P. Barrows