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Definition of the noun allusion
What does allusion mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: allusions
- passing reference or indirect mention
- examples: The allusion was not lost on me. | She makes no allusion in the book to her profession. | She made an allusion to his misconduct. | There's an allusion to one of Debussy's works in that song. | Fortunately the guest of honor did not pick up on the allusion. | I never made allusion to an intention to marry.
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- more generic words: mention / reference = a remark that calls attention to something or someone
Alternative definition of the noun allusion
- An indirect reference; a hint; a reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned; a covert indication.
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by Christopher A. Beetham
First, an allusion is an intentional, conscious attempt by an author to point a reader back to a prior text.
Again it should be stated that one cannot in this sense allude unintentionally—an inadvertent allusion is a kind of solecism.
Playing With Words (2016)
An Introduction to Creative Writing Craft by Shelley Davidow, Paul Williams
Allusion is a highly sophisticated comparison, a type of shorthand, comparing the known with the unknown without having to spell it out, though allusions to...
by Randell K. Schmidt, Emilia N. Giordano, Geoffrey M. Schmidt
An allusion is a direct reference (though sometimes subtle) to something outside the story that lends context and, therefore, a deeper layer of meaning to the story. Often, however, that context can be surprising on many levels. The “something ...
Foreign but Familiar Gods (2006)
Greco-Romans Read Religion in Acts by Lynn Allan Kauppi
Allusion is an economical means of calling upon the history or the literary tradition that author and reader are assumed to share.” According to J.A. Cuddon, allusions may be of four types: a reference to events and people, a reference to facts ...
An American Film Culture by Michael Z. Newman
An allusion is a special kind of intertextuality that operates as an exchange of knowledge among producer and consumer, not simply a similarity or reference or echo of one work in another. Although it is passé to take intentions to be a key to ...
Mind and the Frontal Lobes (2011)
Cognition, Behavior, and Brain Imaging by Brian Levine PhD, Fergus I.M. Craik PhD
A second allusion is the behaviorist claim that all behavior follows willynilly from the presented stimuli without any cognitive intervention. Fifty years ago, mind and ...
The Celestial Phenomenon That Changed the Course of History by Paul Davies, Duncan Steel
That phrase is used colloquially to imply something seldom occurring, but here the allusion is a mixed metaphor: eclipses, of course, involve the Moon, and it looks pretty black when obscuring the Sun during such an event. How often does a ...
Dictionary of phrase and fable. [A dictionary of English literature] by W.D. Adams, with additions (1885)
by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
The allusion is to the British bowmen in battle, where the good soldier shot with a purpose, but the foolish soldier at random. (See Prov. xxix. 11.) Foolscap. A corruption of the Italian folio-capo (folio-sized sheet). The error must have been very ...
Fourth Edition by Stephen Cushman, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Paul Rouzer
Allusion tends to assume an intelligent reader, a shared body of knowledge, and the value of previous works or...
by Walter Page Wright
Trichomanes, Bristle Fern (trichéni-anes, from thrix, a hair, and manos, soft, in allusion to the stems. Ord. Filices).—Beautiful ferns, one of the most popular of which is radicans, the Killarney Fern, a wilding in Ireland; Andrewsii, crispum, and ...
by James Watson, Anne Hill
Allusion See historical allusion. Alternative computing See hacker, hack- tivist. Alternative (radical) media See media activ- ism. Amazon.com US Seattle-based superstore selling everything from books to electronic computers, from cameras to ...
by Peter Karibe Mendy, Lobban Jr.
The name Bafatá is derived from the Mandinka term ba fatá, meaning both “the river is dead” and “the river is full,” an allusion to a kind of estuary. On the most elevated part of the country, the city is the birthplace of the famous Amílcar Cabral .
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- Allusion: Definition and Examples
Allusion's Definition: The term allusion derives from the Latin verb alludere, which means to play with. It is a figure of speech that makes a reference to a place, ...
- Allusion Meaning
Video shows what allusion means. An indirect reference; a hint; a reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned; a covert ...
- Jack And Christina: Allusion. Lesson 18 Vocabulary
For Mrs. Warwick's Period One English Class.
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Sir, allusion has been made, in an early stage of this debate, to the history of the excitement which once pervaded a considerable part of the country, in reference to the transportation of the mails on the Lord's day. (Caleb Cushing)
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