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Meaning of ALLUSION

Pronunciation:  u'loozhun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  passing reference or indirect mention
 

ALLUSION is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: mention, reference

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Al*lu"sion\, n. [L. allusio, fr. alludere to allude:
cf. F. allusion.]
1. A figurative or symbolical reference. [Obs.]

2. A reference to something supposed to be known, but not
   explicitly mentioned; a covert indication; indirect
   reference; a hint.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: allegory, arcane meaning, assumption, coloration, connotation, hint, implication, implied meaning, import, inference, innuendo, intimation, ironic suggestion, meaning, metaphorical sense, nuance, occult meaning, overtone, presumption, presupposition, subsense, subsidiary sense, suggestion, supposition, symbolism, tinge, touch, undercurrent, undermeaning, undertone
 

 

 

 

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