Translation for 'oxymoron' from English to Russian
NOUN   an oxymoron | oxymorons / oxymora
оксиморон {м}
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Translation for 'oxymoron' from English to Russian

оксиморон {м}линг.
Usage Examples English
  • An oxymoron is a 2-word paradox often achieved through the deliberate use of antonyms. This creates an internal contradiction that can have rhetorical effect.
  • In contrast to redundancy, an oxymoron results when two seemingly contradictory words are adjoined.
  • Muckle Holm is the name of a number of islands in Orkney and Shetland. It is an oxymoron, since "muckle" means "big" and "holm" refers to an islet.
  • An oxymoron is a figure of speech in which a pair of opposite or contradictory terms is used together for emphasis.
  • Its simplicity, however, is grounded in a semantic web consisting of synonymy, homophony, and oxymoron buttressed by internal rhythm and external rhyme.

  • In the Japanese press, he is known by the oxymoron "omoiyari no aru dairinin", "the compassionate agent." "We feel he understands the needs of the Japanese people," says sportswriter Chiho Yamashita.
  • If the contradiction is intentional (rhetorical or poetic), then one can speak of an oxymoron.
  • Linguistically, "Schloss Burg" would be translated as "palace castle" - a tautology, yet in German "Schloss" refers to a representative building and "Burg" to a fortification - an oxymoron.
  • At first glance, the PRI's name looks like a confusing oxymoron or paradox to speakers of English, for they normally associate the term "revolution" with the destruction of "institutions".
  • "Comical oxymoron" is a term for the claim, for comical effect, that a certain phrase or expression is an oxymoron (called "opinion oxymorons" by Lederer (1990)).

  • The city name "Hill Valley" is a joke, being an oxymoron. However, an early script for "Back to the Future Part II" mentioned that Hill Valley was named after its founder, William "Bill" Hill.
  • Despite the fact that the term is an oxymoron, among Refinitiv’ products are something the company markets as "alpha-creating indices" and "optimal indices".
  • The oxymoron "forward lateral" is used to describe an attempted "lateral" (backward pass) that actually goes forward. In most cases, it is illegal.
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