Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “figurative” en inglés

See all translations

figurative

adjective uk   /ˈfɪɡ.ər.ə.tɪv/ us    /-ɚ.ə.t̬ɪv/

figurative adjective (LANGUAGE)

( written abbreviation fig.) (of words and phrases) used not with their basic meaning but with a more imaginative meaning, in order to create a special effect: Of course, she was using the term "massacre" in the figurative sense.
Compare

figurative adjective (ART)

(of a painting, drawing, etc.) representing something as it really looks, rather than in an abstract way
(Definition of figurative from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de figurative
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “figurative” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Palabra del día

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Aprende más 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Aprende más