Figure Of Speech

Entertainment / Literature / Figure Of Speech: A scheme or a trope used for rhetorical or artistic effect. See figurative language, above.

Other Words for Figure

Figure Verb Synonyms: act, participate, take or play a part or role, appear, feature, have a place, be included or mentioned, be featured or conspicuous
Figure Noun Synonyms: physique, build, shape, form, configuration, conformation, build, body, outline, silhouette, cut, cast, bod, chassis
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Other Words for Speech

Speech Adjective Synonyms: dialect, idiolect, jargon, parlance, idiom, fa‡on de parler, language, tongue, lingo
Speech Noun Synonyms: speaking, talking, articulation, diction, language, expression, enunciation, elocution, speech pattern, communication
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Transfer Of Meaning

Entertainment / Literature / Transfer Of Meaning: A change in meaning--often poetic in origin--in which a word's referent alters by a figure of speech such as a synecdoche, a metaphor, or a metonym. For instance, consider the phrase, 'all hands on de MORE

Plaster Of Paris

Life Style / Painting / Plaster Of Paris: A quick setting, pure white powder, used to set bathroom wall fixtures such as towel racks or used by craft groups for pouring molds and making plaster objects. MORE

Plant Variety Protection Act Of 1970

Business / Agriculture / Plant Variety Protection Act Of 1970: P.L. 91-577 (December 24, 1970) was enacted to provide patent-like protection for new non-hybrid seed varieties. The ultimate goal was to create an incentive for public and private research on new com MORE

Plague Of Justinian

Health / Disease / Plague Of Justinian: (541-542) The Plague of Justinian was a pandemic that afflicted the Byzantine Empire, including its capital Constantinople, in the years 541–542 AD. It has been speculated that this pandemic was cau MORE

Playoff Beard

Entertainment / Ice Hockey / Playoff Beard: A playoff beard is the superstitious practice of a national hockey league (nhl) player not shaving his beard during the stanley cup playoffs. MORE

Point And Figure Chart

Business / Finance / Point And Figure Chart: A price-only chart that takes into account only whole integer changes in price, i.e., a 2-point change. Point and figure charting disregards the element of time and is used solely to record changes in MORE

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