What is a kid-friendly definition of metonymy?

1 Answer
Oct 21, 2016

Metonymy is using a quality, attribute, or something associated to describe a reality.


The best way to explain metonymy to children would be through examples.

Some examples:

We're going to the pitch. (to describe playing cricket)

Canada protects its old growth forests. (to describe the government)

She put in her two bits. (to refer to share of work)