- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||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.
- hint, mention, reference
- similar words:
- citation, glance, quotation, suggestion
The word allusion
contains the following part:
that means to, toward
More about this word part:
The prefix al-
occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad-
used before roots beginning with the letter "l," such as "loc" and "leg." See ad-