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figure of speech

noun [C]
 
 
( plural figures of speech)
words that are used together in an imaginative way to mean something different from their usual meaningFigurative use of languageSentences and expressions
Translations of “figure of speech”
in Chinese (Traditional) 修辭格, 修辭手段, 比喻…
in Russian образное выражение…
in Turkish benzetme, yan anlamalı söz, mecaz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 修辞格, 修辞手段, 比喻…
in Polish metafora, figura retoryczna…
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