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I need to know the word for the following:

 
 
Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 05:10 pm
What is the term for two words which refer to the same thing but with different connotations. e.g. Red (letter) vs. Scarlet (letter). I believe this falls into the category of a figure of speech or a form of expression.
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 05:19 pm
@Caddaddy45,
I think you answered your own question.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connotation

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Connotation is a subjective cultural and/or emotional coloration in addition to the explicit or denotative meaning of any specific word or phrase in a language, i.e. emotional association with a word.
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 06:07 pm
@Caddaddy45,
U know, that all scarlet is red,
but not all red is scarlet.

Scarlet is one of the shades of red.
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