What are 10 examples of metonym?
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What are some examples of metonymy?
Metonymy is a figure of speech in which a thing or concept is not called by its own name but rather called by something intimately involved in it. For example, "Hollywood" is a metonym for the US film industry, just as "Washington" is a metonym for the US government and "Westminster" a metonym for the British government. Metonymy: A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated (such as "crown" for "royalty"). Metonymy is also the rhetorical strategy of describing something indirectly by referring to things around it, such as describing someone's clothing to characterize the individual. Adjective:metonymic.