Definitions

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  • n. A verb that indicates more precisely the manner of doing something by replacing a verb of a more generalized meaning.

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  • n. a word that denotes a manner of doing something

Etymologies

tropo- + -onym 1906 (Wiktionary)

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  • troponym – a verb that indicates more precisely the manner of doing something by its replacing a verb of a more generalized meaning; e. g. the verb to stroll indicates a more leisurely, casual manner of to walk

    July 19, 2008

  • From Wikipedia's WordNet entry:

    "the verb Y is a troponym of the verb X if the activity Y is doing X in some manner (lisp to talk)"

    October 30, 2007