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a figure of speech involving the accidental use of a wrong word which sounds rather like the right word, e.g. In The Rivals (Sheridan), the character of Mrs Malaprop says, He is the very pineapple of politeness. (The writer means pinnacle which would suggest that he is very polite.) See figure of speech.
a verb that takes a direct object, e.g. He kicked the ball. She drove the car.
a word with the same meaning as another word, e.g. awful, terrible, appalling and ghastly are...
a cartoon drawing of a particular person, in which something about his or her appearance is...
in theatre: a word describing the setting of a play in theatre.