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simile

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈsɪm.ɪ.li/ us  
(the use of) an expression comparing one thing with another, always including the words "as" or "like": The lines "She walks in beauty, like the night..." from Byron's poem contain a simile.
Translations of “simile”
in Spanish símil…
in French comparaison…
in German der Vergleich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 明喻(的運用)…
in Russian сравнение (в стилистике)…
in Turkish teşbih, benzetme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 明喻(的运用)…
in Polish porównanie…
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