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Meaning & Definition of Allegory in English

English

Allegory

/æləgɔri/

noun

1. A short moral story (often with animal characters)

    synonym:
  • fable
  • ,
  • parable
  • ,
  • allegory
  • ,
  • apologue

2. A visible symbol representing an abstract idea

    synonym:
  • emblem
  • ,
  • allegory

3. An expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances

  • An extended metaphor
    synonym:
  • allegory