allusion /əˈluːʒ(ə)n/


I. noun

1. an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference

an allusion to Shakespeare
a classical allusion.
2. [ mass noun] the practice of making allusions.

the use of allusion.
– origin mid 16th cent. (denoting a pun, metaphor, or parable): from French, or from late Latin allusio(n-), from the verb alludere (see allude).

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