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SIMILE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does simile mean? 

SIMILE (noun)
  The noun SIMILE has 1 sense:

1. a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')

  Familiarity information: SIMILE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SIMILE (noun)


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Meaning:

A figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("simile" is a kind of...):

figure; figure of speech; image; trope (language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense)


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