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figure of speech

noun [C] uk   ( plural figures of speech) us  
an expression that uses words to mean something different from their ordinary meaning: "Break a leg" is a figure of speech, meaning "good luck".
Traducciones de “figure of speech”
en chino (tradicionál) 修辭格, 修辭手段, 比喻…
en ruso образное выражение…
en turco benzetme, yan anlamalı söz, mecaz…
en chino (simplificado) 修辞格, 修辞手段, 比喻…
en polaco metafora, figura retoryczna…
(Definition of figure of speech from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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