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OXYMORON (oxymora)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does oxymoron mean? 

  The noun OXYMORON has 1 sense:

1. conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')

  Familiarity information: OXYMORON used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("oxymoron" is a kind of...):

figure; figure of speech; image; trope (language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense)

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