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One entry found for metaphor.
Main Entry: met·a·phor
Pronunciation: primarystressmet-schwa-secondarystressfodot(schwa)r also -fschwar
Function: noun
: a figure of speech in which a word or phrase meaning one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a similarity between them (as in the ship plows the sea) -- compare SIMILE
- met·a·phor·ic /secondarystressmet-schwa-primarystressfodotr-ik, -primarystressfär-/ or met·a·phor·i·cal /secondarystressmet-schwa-primarystressfodotr-i-kschwal, -primarystressfär-/ adjective
- met·a·phor·i·cal·ly /-i-k(schwa-)lemacron/ adverb

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