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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /-ɡɔːr.i/
    • /ˈæl.ə.ɡə.ri/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /-ɡɔːr.i/

Definitions of allegories word

  • noun allegories Plural form of allegory. 1
  • noun allegories plural of allegory. 0

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allegories popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for allegories

noun allegories

  • symbols — something used for or regarded as representing something else; a material object representing something, often something immaterial; emblem, token, or sign.
  • parables — a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson.
  • fables — a short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters; apologue: the fable of the tortoise and the hare; Aesop's fables.
  • metaphors — 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).
  • stories — a narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed to interest, amuse, or instruct the hearer or reader; tale.

Top questions with allegories

  • what are allegories?
  • what do allegories and fables have in common?
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