- consisting of or pertaining to allegory; of the nature of or containing allgegory; figurative: an allegorical poem; an allegorical meaning.
Origin of allegorical
Related Words for allegoricalfigurative, metaphorical, illustrative, emblematic, parabolic, symbolizing
Examples from the Web for allegorical
Contemporary Examples of allegorical
It was around this time that the allegorical artistic genre of the Danse Macabre, or “Dance of the Death,” became popular.Ebola Rages in West Africa, Reigniting Humanity’s Oldest Fear: The Plague
August 4, 2014
That the allegorical nature of Red Moon speaks to so many issues may be what contributes to an ending where things fall apart.The Werewolf Novel as Post-9/11 Political Allegory?
May 16, 2013
In an allegorical movie about going to “the zone” to get to “the room” where all your wishes come true.Geoff Dyer Takes on Andrei Tarkovsky’s Film ‘Stalker’ in ‘Zona’
February 25, 2012
Her sensuous, penetrating paintings present an allegorical realm, where beauty is eternal and dreams come true.Julie Heffernan's Earthly Delights
June 25, 2009
Historical Examples of allegorical
“Red garments,” colors, here all have an allegorical meaning.The Chinese Fairy Book
There remains to be said a word or two concerning its allegorical meaning.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II
Their truck has on it what they call "an allegorical figure."Back Home
That is what I want to say to you in allegorical language, Barbara.Poor Folk
But such legends were considered by most commentators as allegorical fables.The Coming Race
Edward Bulwer Lytton
- used in, containing, or characteristic of allegory
1520s, from French allégorique, from Latin allegoricus, from Greek allegorikos (see allegory). Earlier form was allegoric (late 14c.). Related: Allegorically.