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Definitions and Synonyms of metaphor | Another word for metaphor | What is metaphor?

Definition 1: a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity - [noun denoting communication]

(metaphor is a kind of ...) language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

(... is a kind of metaphor ) a metaphor that has occurred so often that it has become a new meaning of the expression (e.g., `he is a snake' may once have been a metaphor but after years of use it has died and become a new sense of the word `snake')

(... is a kind of metaphor ) a combination of two or more metaphors that together produce a ridiculous effect

(... is a kind of metaphor ) a metaphor that exploits a similarity between experiences in different sense modalities

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