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n. pl. me·ton·y·mies
A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated, as in the use of Washington for the United States government or of the sword for military power.

[Late Latin metōnymia, from Greek metōnumiā : meta-, meta- + onuma, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]

met′o·nym′ic (mĕt′ə-nĭm′ĭk), met′o·nym′i·cal adj.
met′o·nym′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.metonymically - in a metonymic manner
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According to this passage, and in accordance with de Man's understanding of it, fragments relate metonymically rather than metaphorically (or metamphorically) to one another.
It was, along with blue, his favorite color, metonymically bonded to ambiguities of light and exposure.
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The dainty chest and little drawer function metonymically along with the caskets, jewel-cases, and mirrors to delineate the space Bucket is searching.
This movement, in turn, metonymically evokes the expectation of noise produced on a hard surface.
Throughout the study, Greiner employs Roman Jakobson's metaphor/metonym structure to underscore the idea that sympathy's affective extension, and thus realist fiction, functions metonymically.
Parker's grids stand metonymically for entire cities while simultaneously highlighting the stains and fissures of the gallery floors over which they hover.
The feast of course plays a central role in what happens later: the old Lithuanian practice of drinking wine from the bride's shoe metonymically prefigures the barbarity of drinking blood directly from her neck.
Finally, the trope of clothing, so useful for interpreting the modernism it metonymically evokes, illuminates an understanding of a denaturalized body as shaped by its socially configured status.
Moreover, the same expression can be used metaphorically, metonymically and literally in the same piece of discourse (Cameron 2003, 2008).
The complex layered meanings in his paintings are rendered through laborious realistic representation; metonymically extended as energies in different forms.
A Test of Poetry and ABC of Reading both work metonymically, isolating passages, lines, even phrases, as pinnacles of poetic achievement.