Catachresis

Definition of Catachresis

Cat`a`chre´sis
n.1.(Rhet.) A figure by which one word is wrongly put for another, or by which a word is wrested from its true signification; as, "To take arms against a sea of troubles". Shak. "Her voice was but the shadow of a sound." Young.

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