主題:Denotation and Connotation


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Denotation本義 and Connotation 言外之意: Denotation refers to the literal meaning of a word, the "dictionary definition."¨ For example, if you look up the word snake in a dictionary, you will discover that one of its denotative meanings is "any of numerous scaly, legless, sometimes venomous reptiles¡Khaving a long, tapering, cylindrical body and found in most tropical and temperate regions."   Connotation, on the other hand, refers to the associations that are connected to a certain word or the emotional suggestions related to that word. The connotative meanings of a word ex..

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關鍵字:connotativeDenotationdictionary definition denotative the emotional suggestions related to that wordassociationsconnected to a certain wordConnotation