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Spanish Word of the Day: Oxímoron

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Oxímoron

Figuras retóricas

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 10/12/2012
Word: Oxímoron
(o-XÍ-mo-ron) Sustantivo masculino
English: Oxymoron
Etymology: Del gr. ὀξύμωρον
Meaning: 1. m. Ret. Combinación en una misma estructura sintáctica de dos palabras o expresiones de significado opuesto, que originan un nuevo sentido; p. ej., un silencio atronador.RAE
Topic:Figuras retóricas
Example:

En primer lugar al oxímoron, esto es, a la juntura de palabras incompatibles por contrarias o contradictorias ("muerte que das vida").

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