Dictionary.com defines celluloid as

of or involving motion pictures

The boots have been immortalised on celluloid in her latest film, Strictly Sinatra, directed by Peter Capaldi.


I was wondering if this constitutes some figure of speech?

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    Do you have any example in which it is used?
    – user178049
    Apr 26 '21 at 3:53
  • @user178049: I've added an example in the question itself. Please check.
    – user40475
    Apr 26 '21 at 3:56

That is metonymy


the substitution of the name of an attribute or adjunct for that of the thing meant, for example suit for business executive, or the turf for horse racing.

  • Thank you very much. Will synecdoche work too? @James K?
    – user40475
    Apr 26 '21 at 6:28
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    Yes,and there are ambiguous boundries between the two.
    – James K
    Apr 26 '21 at 15:46

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