Mengenal Pengertian dan Contoh Oxymorons

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HaI Learners! Kalian pernah mendengar istilah oxymoron? Kata oxymoron berasal dari bahasa Yunani oxy yang berarti tajam dan moron yang berarti tumpul. Tajam dan tumpul? Yup, jadi oxymoron adalah dua kata bermakna kebalikan yang dijadikan satu kata atau frasa. Oxymoron digunakan sebagai kata kiasan dan paradoks untuk memperindah kalimat. Contoh yang paling terkenal adalah frasa yang dipopularkan oleh group band Oasis dalam salah satu judul lagu mereka “Definitely Maybe”.

Kita juga punya beberapa contoh yang bisa kamu gunakan untuk memperindah tulisan kamu. Simak yuk!

  Great Depression

  Jumbo shrimp

  Cruel to be kind

  Pain for pleasure

  Clearly confused

  Act naturally

  Beautifully painful

  Painfully beautiful

  Deafening silence

  Pretty ugly

  Pretty fierce

  Pretty cruel

  Definitely maybe

  Living dead

  Walking dead

  Only choice

  Amazingly awful

  Alone together

  Virtual reality

  Random order

  Original copy

  Happy sad

  Disgustingly delicious

  Run slowly

  Awfully good

  Awfully delicious

  Small crowd

  Dark light

  Light darkness

  Dark snow

  Open secret

  Passive aggressive

  Appear invisible

  Awfully lucky

  Awfully pretty

  Big baby

  Tiny elephant

  Wake up dead

  Goodbye reception

  Growing smaller

  Least favorite

  True myth

 

  Great Depression

  Jumbo shrimp

  Cruel to be kind

  Pain for pleasure

  Clearly confused

  Act naturally

  Beautifully painful

  Painfully beautiful

  Deafening silence

  Pretty ugly

  Pretty fierce

  Pretty cruel

  Definitely maybe

  Living dead

  Walking dead

  Only choice

  Amazingly awful

  Alone together

  Virtual reality

  Random order

  Original copy

  Happy sad

  Disgustingly delicious

  Run slowly

  Awfully good

  Awfully delicious

  Small crowd

  Dark light

  Light darkness

  Dark snow

  Open secret

  Passive aggressive

  Appear invisible

  Awfully lucky

  Awfully pretty

  Big baby

  Tiny elephant

  Wake up dead

  Goodbye reception

  Growing smaller

  Least favorite

  True myth

  Typically weird

  Typically odd

References:
http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-oxymorons.html#MosvrRsy446HPPFj.99

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