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The synonyms of “Allusion” are: reference to, mention of, comment on, remark about, citation of, quotation of, hint at, suggestion of
Allusion as a Noun
Definitions of "Allusion" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “allusion” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
- The practice of making allusions.
- Passing reference or indirect mention.
Synonyms of "Allusion" as a noun (8 Words)
|citation of||An official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement.|
|comment on||A report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people.|
|hint at||A just detectable amount.|
|mention of||An official recognition of merit.|
|quotation of||A passage or expression that is quoted or cited.|
|reference to||A short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage.|
|remark about||A statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information.|
|suggestion of||A just detectable amount.|
Usage Examples of "Allusion" as a noun
- An allusion to Shakespeare.
- A classical allusion.
- The use of allusion.
Associations of "Allusion" (30 Words)
|aforementioned||Being the one previously mentioned or spoken of.|
Works of all the aforementioned authors.
|aforesaid||Being the one previously mentioned or spoken of.|
|annotate||Provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases.|
He annotated on what his teacher had written.
|annotation||The action of annotating a text or diagram.|
|apostrophe||Address to an absent or imaginary person.|
|caret||A mark used by an author or editor to indicate where something is to be inserted into a text.|
|citation||A summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding.|
This journal contains citations from all jurisdictions.
|cite||A short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage.|
The writ cited only four of the signatories of the petition.
|comma||A widespread butterfly that has orange and brown wings with ragged edges and a white comma shaped mark on the underside of the hindwing.|
|consultation||A conference between two or more people to consider a particular question.|
A consultation of several medical specialists.
|dictum||An opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding.|
The old dictum might is right.
|evidence||Be or show evidence of.|
There was no obvious evidence of a break in.
|imagery||Visual images collectively.|
The impact of computer generated imagery on contemporary art.
|maxim||A short, pithy statement expressing a general truth or rule of conduct.|
The maxim that actions speak louder than words.
|mention||Make mention of.|
There was no mention of it.
|metaphor||A figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity.|
The amounts of money being lost by the company were enough to make it a metaphor for an industry that was teetering.
|motto||A short sentence or phrase chosen as encapsulating the beliefs or ideals of an individual, family, or institution.|
The family motto is Faithful though Unfortunate.
|notation||A note or annotation.|
He noticed the notations in the margin.
|paraphrase||Express the meaning of (something written or spoken) using different words, especially to achieve greater clarity.|
It is characteristic of poetic metaphors that they are not susceptible to paraphrase.
|quotation||A statement of the current market price of a security or commodity.|
A quotation from Mark Twain.
|quote||Put quote marks around.|
Quotes from different insurance companies.
|refer||Make reference to.|
Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary.
|reference||The most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to.|
He contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic.
|sentence||Pronounce a sentence on somebody in a court of law.|
His sentence was 5 to 10 years.
|statement||A presentation of a theme or melody within a composition.|
His tantrums are a statement of his need for attention.
|subtle||Capable of making fine distinctions.|
A subtle mind.
|symbolism||A system of symbols and symbolic representations.|
He has always believed in the importance of symbolism in garden art.
|tin||The contents of a tin.|
Kim s only in it for the tin.
|typographic||Relating to or occurring or used in typography.|
The typographic art.