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simile

sim·i·le

simile

 
 
pronunciation:
sI m li
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part of speech: noun
definition: a figure of speech in which two different things are compared by using the words "like" or "as." "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb" is an example of a simile.
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The word simile contains the following part:
sim, semb Latin root that means like, similar