synonymia

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From Latin, from Ancient Greek

Noun[edit]

synonymia (plural synonymiae)

Examples

His metabolic processes are now history! He's off the twig! He's kicked the bucket, he's shuffled off his mortal coil, rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! This is an ex-parrot!
Monty Python, Dead Parrot sketch

  1. (rhetoric) The use of two or more synonyms together to amplify or explain a given subject or term. A kind of repetition that adds force.
    • 2007, Sylvia Adamson, "Synonymia, or in other words", in Anderson, et al., Renaissance figures of speech, page 29
      At its simplest (sometimes called synonymia simplex), it takes the form of synonymous words arranged in doublets, [] .

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synonymia

  1. synonymy (quality of being synonymous)

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