Oxymoron Study Material



  1. conjoining contradictory terms (as in `deafening silence’)
  2. It is a special form of antithesis
  3. A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (e.g.faith unfaithful kept him falsely true)
  4. plural oxymora, is a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect. The common oxymoron phrase is a combination of an adjective proceeded by a noun with contrasting meanings, e.g. “cruel kindness” or “living death”.
  • Open secret
  • Tragic comedy
  • Seriously funny
  • Awfully pretty
  • Foolish wisdom
  • Original copies
  • Liquid gas

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