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metaphor

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈmet̬·əˌfɔr, -fər/
literature an expression that describes a person or object by referring to something that is considered to possess similar characteristics: [C] "A heart of stone" is a metaphor.
metaphorical
adjective  us   /ˌmet̬·əˈfɔr·ɪ·kəl, -ˈfɑr-/
metaphorical expressions
Translations of “metaphor”
in Vietnamese phép ẩn dụ…
in Spanish metáfora…
in Thai คำอุปมา…
in Malaysian metafora…
in French métaphore…
in German die Metapher…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隱喻, 暗喻…
in Indonesian metafora…
in Russian метафора…
in Turkish mecaz, benzetme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 隐喻, 暗喻…
in Polish metafora, przenośnia…
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