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charactonym

[kar-ik-tuh-nim] /ˈkær ɪk tə nɪm/
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a name given to a literary character that is descriptive of a quality or trait of the character.
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a name of a fictional character that suggests a distinctive trait of that character. Examples of charactonyms include Mistress Quickly and Sir Toby Belch.

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