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ox•y•mo•ron



Pronunciation: (ok"si-môr'on, -mōr'-), [key]
n.,
pl. -mo•raPronunciation: (-môr'u, -mōr'u). [key]
Rhet.
a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly.”

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