What does allusion mean?

Definitions for allusionəˈlu ʒən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. allusion(noun)

    passing reference or indirect mention


  1. allusion(Noun)

    An indirect reference; a hint; a reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned; a covert indication.

  2. Origin: From allusionem, accusative singular of allusio, from alludo, from al-, combining form of ad, + ludo: compare allusion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Allusion(noun)

    a figurative or symbolical reference

  2. Allusion(noun)

    a reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned; a covert indication; indirect reference; a hint

  3. Origin: [L. allusio, fr. alludere to allude: cf. F. allusion.]


  1. Allusion

    An allusion is a figure of speech that makes a reference to, or a representation of, people, places, events, literary work, myths, or works of art, either directly or by implication.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of allusion in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of allusion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Clifton Paul Fadiman:

    I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.

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