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allusion

noun [C] uk   us   /əˈluː.ʒən/
something that is said or written that is intended to make you think of a particular thing or person: The film is full of allusions to Hitchcock. Her novels are packed with literary allusions.
Translations of “allusion”
in Chinese (Traditional) 影射,暗指, 典故…
in Russian намек…
in Turkish ima, kinaye, taş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 影射,暗指, 典故…
in Polish aluzja…
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