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allusion

al·lu·sion

allusion

 
 
pronunciation:
lu zhn
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: an indirect reference to or mention of something.
During the debate, the candidate made several allusions to supposed wrongdoing on the part of his opponent.The poem contained many allusions to Biblical passages.
synonyms:
hint, mention, reference
similar words:
citation, glance, quotation, suggestion
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