simile Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “simile” in the English Dictionary

"simile" in British English

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similenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈsɪm.ɪ.li/
(the use of) an ​expressioncomparing one thing with another, always ​including the words "as" or "like": The ​lines "She ​walks in ​beauty, like the ​night..." from Byron's ​poemcontain a simile.
(Definition of simile from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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similenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈsɪm·ə·li/
English an ​expressionincluding the words "like" or "as" to ​compare one thing with another: [U] She was good at ​capturing a ​passingfigure with an ​apt simile or ​comparison.
(Definition of simile from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “simile”
in Spanish símil…
in Vietnamese sự ví von…
in Malaysian perumpamaan…
in Thai การเปรียบเทียบ…
in French comparaison…
in German der Vergleich…
in Chinese (Simplified) 明喻(的运用)…
in Turkish teşbih, benzetme…
in Russian сравнение (в стилистике)…
in Indonesian kiasan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 明喻(的運用)…
in Polish porównanie…
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