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an•to•no•ma•sia



Pronunciation: (an"tu-nu-mā'zhu), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/antonomasia.html on line 83 [key]
n.
1. Rhet.the identification of a person by an epithet or appellative that is not the person's name, as his lordship.
2. the use of the name of a person who was distinguished by a particular characteristic, as Don Juan or Annie Oakley, to designate a person or group of persons having the same characteristic.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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