Words Like ALLUSION
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3 Alternative Words Similar to allusion
9 definitions of allusion
A figurative or symbolical reference.
A reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned; a covert indication; indirect reference; a hint.
passing reference or indirect mention
The act of alluding; indirect reference: Without naming names, the candidate criticized the national leaders by allusion.
An instance of indirect reference: an allusion to classical mythology in a poem. See Usage Note at allude.
A play upon words; a pun.
A symbolical reference or comparison; a metaphor.
A passing or casual reference; a slight or incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication; a hint or reference used by way of illustration, suggestion, or insinuation: as, a classical allusion; an allusion to a person's misconduct.
An indirect reference; a hint; a reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned; a covert indication.