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allegory

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈæl.ə.ɡə.ri/ us    /-ɡɔːr.i/
a story, play, poem, picture, or other work in which the characters and events represent particular qualities or ideas that relate to morals, religion, or politics: The play can be read as allegory. Augustine's "City of God" is an allegory of the triumph of Good over Evil.
allegorical
adjective uk   /ˌæl.əˈɡɒr.ɪ.kəl/ us    /-ˈɡɔːr-/
allegorically
adverb uk   /ˌæl.ɪˈɡɒr.ɪ.kəl.i/ us    /-ˈɡɔːr-/
Translations of “allegory”
in Spanish Alegoria…
in Chinese (Traditional) 寓言, 諷喻…
in Russian аллегория…
in Turkish içinde ahlaki değerlere ait gizli anlam içeren hikaye, şiir ya da tablo, allegori…
in Chinese (Simplified) 寓言, 讽喻…
in Polish alegoria…
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