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1. kenning

noun. ['ˈkɛnɪŋ'] conventional metaphoric name for something, used especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry.

Synonyms

  • image
  • figure
  • trope

Antonyms

  • multiply
  • integrate
  • differentiate
  • add

Etymology

  • ken (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Kenning

  • misrepresenting
  • representing
  • clendenning
  • preventing
  • consenting
  • resenting
  • dissenting
  • drenning
  • buening
  • brenning
  • wenning
  • venning
  • pfenning
  • penning
  • menning
  • lenning
  • jenning
  • henning
  • denning
  • benning
  • bening
  • behning

Example sentences of the word kenning


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
A kenning substitutes two hyphenated words for another, as in “battle-sweat” for blood.

2. Noun, singular or mass
A kenning is type of metaphorical description that uses a compound noun to refer indirectly to a simple noun.

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