antimeria

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Examples

"I'll unhair thy head"
from Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra, II, v, 64

Noun[edit]

antimeria (uncountable)

  1. (rhetoric) The use of one word class as if it were a member of another, thus altering its meaning.

References[edit]

De Mille, James. The Elements of Rhetoric. Harper & Brothers: 1878 p. 137.Antimeria