allegorical

or al·le·gor·ic

[ al-i-gawr-i-kuh l, or al-i-gawr-ik; -gor- ]
/ ˌæl ɪˈgɔr ɪ kəl, or ˌæl ɪˈgɔr ɪk; -ˈgɒr- /

adjective

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

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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