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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.

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I was wondering if this constitutes some figure of speech?

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    Do you have any example in which it is used? Apr 26, 2021 at 3:53
  • @user178049: I've added an example in the question itself. Please check.
    – user126190
    Apr 26, 2021 at 3:56

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That is metonymy

/mɪˈtɒnɪmi/

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.

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  • Thank you very much. Will synecdoche work too? @James K?
    – user126190
    Apr 26, 2021 at 6:28
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    Yes,and there are ambiguous boundries between the two.
    – James K
    Apr 26, 2021 at 15:46

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