Meaning of “simile” in the English Dictionary


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similenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈsɪm·ə·li/

English an expression including the words "like" or "as" to compare one thing with another:

[ U ] She was good at capturing a passing figure with an apt simile or comparison.

(Definition of “simile” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)