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The meaning of Zeugma

Zeugma – definition

noun

A figure of speech in which a word applies to two others in different senses (e.g. john and his driving licence expired last week ).

noun

A figure of speech in which a word applies to two others in different senses (e.g. john and his driving licence expired last week).

Usage examples:

He knew what a zeugma is, and had strong, informed views on the semicolon.
noun

A use of language in which a word that has more than one meaning is used with one meaning in one part of a sentence and with a different meaning in another part of the sentence, usually in order to produce a humorous effect

Usage examples:

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Zeugma translation into English

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泽格马

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ज़ुगमा, एक अलंकार विशेष, पदलोपालंकार

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제그마, 액어법 의 명사를 억지로 수식 또는 지배시키는 것

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Зевгма

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Word origin

late Middle English: via Latin from Greek, from zeugnunai ‘to yoke’; related to zugon ‘yoke’.

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