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Webster 1913 Edition


Allusion

Al-lu′sion

,
Noun.
[L.
allusio
, fr.
alludere
to allude: cf. F.
allusion
.]
1.
A figurative or symbolical reference.
[Obs.]
2.
A reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned; a covert indication; indirect reference; a hint.

Webster 1828 Edition


Allusion

ALLU'SION

,
Noun.
alluzhun. [L. See Allude.]
A reference to something not explicitly mentioned; a hint; a suggestion, by which something is applied or understood to belong to that which is not mentioned, by means of some similitude which is perceived between them.

Definition 2021


Allusion

Allusion

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German

Noun

Allusion f (genitive Allusion, plural Allusionen)

  1. allusion

Declension

allusion

allusion

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English

Noun

allusion (plural allusions)

  1. An indirect reference; a hint; a reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned; a covert indication.

Translations


French

Etymology

From Latin allūsiōnem, accusative singular of allūsiō (the act of playing with), from allūdō (allude).

Pronunciation

Noun

allusion f (plural allusions)

  1. allusion, innuendo
    En parlant ainsi, il faisait allusion aux mœurs de son temps.
    In speaking thus, he was alluding [literally making allusion] to the mores of his time.