11 terms

The Learning Works: ono, nym, onym


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ono, nym, onym
word, name
acronym (n.)
an abbreviation formed by combining the initial letters in words or parts of a series of words
anonymous (adj.)
not named or identified; done by someone unknown
antonym (n.)
a word that means the opposite of another word
eponym (n.)
a person for whom something, such as a city, building, or street, has been named
heteronym (n.)
one of two or more words that are spelled alike but have different meanings and pronunciations, such as bass voice and bass, a fish
homonym (n.)
one of two or more words that are pronounced alike but have different spellings and meanings, such as isle and aisle
onomatopoeia (n.)
the formation of words that imitate sounds associated with the objects or actions to which they refer
oronym (n.)
a string of words that sound the same as another strong of words, such as gray day and grade A
pseudonym (n.)
false name; a fictitious name
synonym (n.)
one of two or more words that have the same meaning

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