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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Something said or written that mentions a subject, person etc indirectly.

Usage examples (29)
  • I think we must . . . quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.
  • The allusion is to that of a childlike state, in which faith is absolute and without contradiction.
  • The origin of the allusion is the myth of Philomel who, after her brother-in-law
  • The allusion is to the dove-tailing of the pieces. for more
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  • These words sound the same but have different meanings. An "allusion" is an indirect reference. An "elusion" is a deception or clever evasion. "Elution" is a word used in chemistry that means to remove by dissolving. An "illusion" is something unreal.
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