[al-i-gawr-i-kuh l, or al-i-gawr-ik; -gor-]
- consisting of or pertaining to allegory; of the nature of or containing allgegory; figurative: an allegorical poem; an allegorical meaning.
Origin of allegorical
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Examples from the Web for allegoric
She was too generously alive; but she could have stood for an allegoric statue of the Earth.Falk
I mention it here only to associate it in the reader's mind with 'Allegoric' book-plates.Book-Plates
William J. Hardy
Perhaps the story returned with an allegoric melancholy to his mind.Checkmate
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Such is the first and general sense of what is called the sublime, epic, allegoric, lyric substance.
The metamorphoses of ancient mythology are founded on this principle, are allegoric.
- used in, containing, or characteristic of allegory
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Word Origin and History for allegoric
1520s, from French allégorique, from Latin allegoricus, from Greek allegorikos (see allegory). Earlier form was allegoric (late 14c.). Related: Allegorically.
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