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hyper-metaphorical

hy·per-met·a·phor
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hahy-per met-uh-fawr, -fer]
    • /ˈhaɪ pər ˈmɛt əˌfɔr, -fər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hahy-per met-uh-fawr, -fer]
    • /ˈhaɪ pər ˈmɛt əˌfɔr, -fər/

Definitions of hyper-metaphorical word

  • noun hyper-metaphorical a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.”. Compare mixed metaphor, simile (def 1). 1
  • noun hyper-metaphorical something used, or regarded as being used, to represent something else; emblem; symbol. 1

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Origin of hyper-metaphorical

First appearance:

before 1525
One of the 28% oldest English words
1525-35; < Latin metaphora < Greek metaphorá a transfer, akin to metaphérein to transfer. See meta-, -phore

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Parts of speech for Hyper-metaphorical

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

hyper-metaphorical popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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