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1. allegory

noun. ['ˈæləˌgɔri'] a short moral story (often with animal characters).

Synonyms

  • story
  • Aesop's fables
  • fable
  • apologue

Antonyms

  • inelegance

Etymology

  • allegorie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • allegorie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Allegory

  • accusatory
  • aleatory
  • ambulatory
  • anticipatory
  • articulatory
  • auditory
  • category
  • celebratory
  • circulatory
  • compensatory
  • conciliatory
  • conciliatory
  • confirmatory
  • confiscatory
  • congratulatory
  • contributory
  • declaratory
  • defamatory
  • depilatory
  • depository

How do you pronounce allegory?

Pronounce allegory as ˈæləˌgɔri.

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Sentences with allegory


1. Noun, singular or mass
An allegory describes a story that has both a literal meaning and a second level of meaning.

2. Adjective
What the moral issue is and how you know it is a significant part of an allegory essay.

Quotes about allegory


1. It's like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

2. That’s how stories happen — with a turning point, an unexpected twist. There’s only one kind of happiness, but misfortune comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

3. A novel is not an allegory.... It is the sensual experience of another world. If you don't enter that world, hold your breath with the characters and become involved in their destiny, you won't be able to empathize, and empathy is at the heart of the novel. This is how you read a novel: you inhale the experience. So start breathing.
- Azar Nafisi

2. allegory

noun. ['ˈæləˌgɔri'] an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor.

Synonyms

  • style

Antonyms

  • truth
  • terseness

Etymology

  • allegorie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • allegorie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. allegory

noun. ['ˈæləˌgɔri'] a visible symbol representing an abstract idea.

Synonyms

  • national flag
  • symbolization
  • donkey
  • Star of David
  • Shield of David
  • Mogen David
  • symbolisation
  • maple-leaf
  • eagle
  • elephant
  • hammer and sickle
  • Paschal Lamb
  • scarlet letter
  • Solomon's seal
  • badge
  • emblem
  • symbolic representation
  • ensign
  • symbol
  • Hakenkreuz
  • spread eagle
  • cupid
  • Magen David
  • dove
  • red flag
  • fasces
  • swastika
  • medallion

Etymology

  • allegorie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • allegorie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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