Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Word of the Week - Portmanteau

Portmanteau

Definition:

1. a large suitcase or travelling bag typically with two parts


2: a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms (as smog from smoke and fog)

A word blending the sounds and combining the meanings of two others, for example - motel or brunch:podcast is a portmanteau, a made-up word coined from a combination of the words iPod and broadcast

Consisting of or combining two or more aspects or qualities:a portmanteau movie composed of excerpts from his most famous films



definitions derived from mirriam-webster and oxford dictionaries

No comments:

Post a Comment