Figure Name metonymism
Source Rhetfig
Earliest Source
Synonyms metonymlet
Etymology An expression, metonymical in essence but virtually invisible in practice, that follows from an association frame.
Type None
Linguistic Domain Semantic

She brought a tasty dish. (from the frame, CONTAINER FOR THE CONTAINED)
Kevin read Hemingway voraciously.(from the frame, PRODUCER FOR THE PRODUCT)


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Last Editor Ashley Rose Kelly
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Editorial Notes Term coined by analogy to Reddy's use of "metaphorism."
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