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malapropism

mal´a`prop`ism
n.1.A grotesque misuse of a word; a word so used.
Noun1.malapropism - the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar
Synonyms: malaprop
Irish bull, abuse of terms, acrostic, alliteration, allusion, amphibologism, amphiboly, anacoluthon, anadiplosis, anagram, analogy, anaphora, anastrophe, antiphrasis, antithesis, antonomasia, apophasis, aporia, aposiopesis, apostrophe, barbarism, bull, calembour, catachresis, chiasmus, circumlocution, climax, conversion, corruption, ecphonesis, emphasis, equivocality, equivoque, exclamation, fluff, folk etymology, gemination, grammatical error, hypallage, hyperbaton, hyperbole, hypercorrection, hyperform, infelicity, inversion, irony, jeu de mots, litotes, logogram, logogriph, malaprop, marrowsky, meiosis, metagram, metaphor, metonymy, misconstruction, mispronunciation, missaying, misusage, onomatopoeia, oxymoron, palindrome, paregmenon, parenthesis, paronomasia, periphrasis, personification, play on words, pleonasm, preterition, prolepsis, pun, punning, regression, repetition, sarcasm, simile, similitude, solecism, spoonerism, syllepsis, symploce, synecdoche, ungrammaticism, wordplay, zeugma
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