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Portmanteau Word - Definition

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There are 4 syllables in the word Portmanteau Word.
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Poetry Definition

Factitious word created by blending the sounds and meanings of two other words e.g. 'slithy' from Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky which is a combination of 'lithe' and 'slimy'. See also neologism.

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Standard Definition

[n] a word formed by joining two others (e.g., `smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog')

Synonyms

blend - (1 syllables), portmanteau - (3 syllables)

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