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METAPHORICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does metaphorical mean? 

METAPHORICAL (adjective)
  The adjective METAPHORICAL has 1 sense:

1. expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another

  Familiarity information: METAPHORICAL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


METAPHORICAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another

Synonyms:

metaphoric; metaphorical

Context examples:

a metaphorical expression / metaphoric language

Similar:

figurative; nonliteral ((used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech)


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