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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 dissimilar things are likened, often linked by "like" or "as," as in, "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb". (Cf. metaphor.)
The teacher considered "sparkling eyes like diamonds" to be a worn-out simile.
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