Denotation | Literary Term - Definition, Characteristic and Examples | Learning The Easy Way


Denotation means the direct meaning of a word. It is called basic meaning of a word. It is also called Literal meaning or Dictionary meaning of a word. It has no emotional associations or overtone.

For example:
The word "Gold" may suggest riches, power, greed. But its denotation meaning is "a malleable, ductile and  univalent metallic element."

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