Is little giant a oxymoron?
A little giant is an oxymoron. This sentence means something (a person who is small for a giant) even though the words "little" and "giant" are opposites.
In English, the words "giant shrimp" are an example of an oxymoron. An oxymoron is when basically two antonyms are put together. "Shrimp" is a word for being small, and "giant" is a word for being big. ----------------- I'm guessing that you mean English as in England. If so, they are called a Prawn. Hope this helps you!
A term consisting of two contradictory words. Example: Tiny Giant. Note: the out come of the term does not affect wether or not it is an oxymoron. Also, the words have to contradict the meaning of the word, not just the word. Example: Liquid metal. Liquid metal is NOT an oxymoron. metal is usually solid, but it is not defined as such.
An oxymoron is a term or statement that contradicts itself, or seems to. Examples often given are "giant shrimp" or "controlled chaos". Some are literary effects designed to create a paradox, while others are done for humor. The poem "A Photograph" contains the oxymoron "laboured ease", which in the context of loss may mean avoiding the public display of grief. (The poem is available at the related link.)