synecdochy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From synecdoche +‎ -y.

Noun[edit]

synecdochy (plural synecdochies)

  1. (rhetoric) The use of a synecdoche.

Usage notes[edit]

synecdochy is rarely used; more often synecdoche is used both for the figure of speech and the use of this figure of speech.

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Hypernyms[edit]

  • metonymy
    Some class synecdochy as a type of metonymy, while others consider them exclusive terms.