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  Definition of allegory
  1. an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor
  2. a short moral story (often with animal characters)
  3. a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
Similar Words: fable, parable, apologue, emblem

 

Hyponyms: Aesop's fables, Pilgrim's Progress, scarlet letter, donkey, dove, eagle, elephant, fasces, national flag, ensign, hammer and sickle, red flag, Star of David, Shield of David, Magen David, Mogen David, Solomon's seal, badge, Agnus Dei, Paschal Lamb, maple-leaf, medallion, spread eagle, swastika, Hakenkreuz

 

Derivational Morphology: allegorize, allegorise

 

Anagrams: gargoyle, aerology

 

 
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