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Princeton's WordNet

  1. metalepsis(noun)

    substituting metonymy of one figurative sense for another


  1. metalepsis(Noun)

    The metonymical substitution of one word by another which is itself a metonym.

  2. metalepsis(Noun)

    The result of a series of metaphors

  3. metalepsis(Noun)

    The unexpressed serial application of tropes of substitution.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Metalepsis(noun)

    the continuation of a trope in one word through a succession of significations, or the union of two or more tropes of a different kind in one word

  2. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. participation, alteration, fr. to partake, to take in exchange; beyond + to take.]


  1. Metalepsis

    Metalepsis is a figure of speech in which a word or a phrase from figurative speech is used in a new context.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Metalepsis

    met-a-lep′sis, n. (rhet.) a compound figure that consists in uniting two or more different tropes in the same word, or in so using a word as to suggest two or three different figures by it.—adjs. Metalep′tic, -al. [Gr.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of metalepsis in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of metalepsis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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