Definitions for oxymoronˌɒk sɪˈmɔr ɒn, -ˈmoʊr-; -ˈmɔr ə, -ˈmoʊr ə

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  1. oxymoron(noun)

    conjoining contradictory terms (as in `deafening silence')


  1. oxymoron(Noun)

    A figure of speech in which two words with opposing meanings are used together intentionally for effect.

  2. oxymoron(Noun)

    A contradiction in terms.


  1. Oxymoron

    An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms. Oxymora appear in a variety of contexts, including inadvertent errors such as ground pilot and literary oxymorons crafted to reveal a paradox.

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