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allegorical

[ al-i-gawr-i-kuhl, -gor- ]
/ ˌæl ɪˈgɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈgɒr- /
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adjective

consisting of or pertaining to allegory; of the nature of or containing allegory; figurative: an allegorical poem;an allegorical meaning.

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Also al·le·gor·ic [al-i-gawr-ik, -gor-] /ˌæl ɪˈgɔr ɪk, -ˈgɒr-/ .

Origin of allegorical

1520–30; <Late Latin allēgoricus (<Greek allēgorikós;see allegory, -ic) + -al1

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allegorical

allegoric

/ (ˌælɪˈɡɒrɪkəl) /

adjective

used in, containing, or characteristic of allegory

Derived forms of allegorical

allegorically, adverb
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