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Meaning of SIMILE

Pronunciation:  'simulee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')
 

SIMILE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: figure, figure of speech, image, trope

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Simi"*le\, n.; pl. {Similes}. [L., from similis. See
{Similar}.] (Rhet.)
A word or phrase by which anything is likened, in one or more
of its aspects, to something else; a similitude; a poetical
or imaginative comparison.

      A good swift simile, but something currish. --Shak.

 

 

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