Meaning of “resemblance” in the English Dictionary

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"resemblance" in British English

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resemblancenoun [ C or U ]

uk /rɪˈzem.bləns/ us /rɪˈzem.bləns/

C2 the fact that two people or things look like each other or are similar in some other way:

There was a clear family resemblance between all the brothers.
These prices bear no resemblance to (= are completely different from) the ones I saw printed in the newspaper.

More examples

  • Both children bear a very close resemblance to their father.
  • She bears a faint resemblance to my sister.
  • He bears more than a passing resemblance to the young Marlon Brando.
  • Their baby bears a strong resemblance to its grandfather.
  • She bears a striking resemblance to her mother.

(Definition of “resemblance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)