Allusion ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Allusion ( noun )

  1. An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
  2. A literary or artistic device that evokes a parallel or comparison.

Origin:

Late middle english: from old french allusion or latin allusio(n-), from alludere "play with", from ad- "to" + ludere "play".

Examples:

  1. The writer made an allusion to Shakespeare's play in her novel.
  2. The artist's painting is full of allusions to Greek mythology.
  3. The politician's speech was filled with allusions to current events.
  4. The music video is full of allusions to the 80's pop culture.
  5. The novel is filled with allusions to classic literature.

(As a verb)

Allusion ( verb )

  1. An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
  2. A literary or artistic device that evokes a parallel or comparison.

Origin:

Late middle english: from old french allusion or latin allusio(n-), from alludere "play with", from ad- "to" + ludere "play".

Examples:

  1. The writer made an allusion to Shakespeare's play in her novel.
  2. The artist's painting is full of allusions to Greek mythology.
  3. The politician's speech was filled with allusions to current events.
  4. The music video is full of allusions to the 80's pop culture.
  5. The novel is filled with allusions to classic literature.
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