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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [al-i-gawr-i-kuh l, or al-i-gawr-ik; -gor-]
    • /ˌæl ɪˈgɔr ɪ kəl, or ˌæl ɪˈgɔr ɪk; -ˈgɒr-/
    • /ˌæ.lə.ˈɡə.rɪk.l̩i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [al-i-gawr-i-kuh l, or al-i-gawr-ik; -gor-]
    • /ˌæl ɪˈgɔr ɪ kəl, or ˌæl ɪˈgɔr ɪk; -ˈgɒr-/

Definitions of allegorically word

  • adjective allegorically consisting of or pertaining to allegory; of the nature of or containing allgegory; figurative: an allegorical poem; an allegorical meaning. 1
  • noun allegorically In an allegorical manner. 1

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Origin of allegorically

First appearance:

before 1520
One of the 28% oldest English words
1520-30; < Late Latin allēgoricus (< Greek allēgorikós; see allegory, -ic) + -al1

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Parts of speech for Allegorically


allegorically popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

allegorically usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for allegorically

adverb allegorically

  • symbolically — serving as a symbol of something (often followed by of).
  • metaphorically — a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.”. Compare mixed metaphor, simile (def 1).
  • figuratively — of the nature of or involving a figure of speech, especially a metaphor; metaphorical and not literal: The word “head” has several figurative senses, as in “She's the head of the company.”. Synonyms: metaphorical, not literal, symbolic.

Antonyms for allegorically

adverb allegorically

  • literally — in the literal or strict sense: She failed to grasp the metaphor and interpreted the poem literally. What does the word mean literally?

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