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Definition of the noun allusiveness

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noun - plural: allusivenesses

  1. a quality characterized by indirect reference
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: indirectness = having the characteristic of lacking a true course toward a goal

Alternative definition of the noun allusiveness


  1. The quality of being allusive.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for allusiveness

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Google previewUntutored Lines: The Making of the English Epyllion (2012)

by William Weaver

This allusiveness is a reflection on the 'gnomic' quality of the fable, which includes proverbial clarity in its moral but also allegorical potential in its symbolic representation.

Google previewImage and Power (2014)

Women in Fiction in the Twentieth Century by Sarah Sceats, Gail Cunningham

' Violent times': Janette Turner Hospital's art of memory and the history of the present Julian Cowley Allusiveness is a striking feature of Janette Turner Hospital's ...

Google previewLiteratures in African Languages (1985)

Theoretical Issues and Sample Surveys by B. W. Andrzejewski, S. Pilaszewicz, W. Tyloch

Allusiveness is a very common device in African poetry, with the poets exploiting shared knowledge in order to take short cuts in communication. While this causes serious difficulties to translators, making lengthy explanations and annotations ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Literature and Criticism (2002)

by Martin Coyle, Honorary Professorial Fellow Peter Garside, Peter Garside, Malcolm Kelsall, Professor of English Malcolm Kelsall, Professor, John Peck

One of the earliest challenges to this critical tendency of valorizing allusiveness as a form of humanist mythopoeia, came from an unlikely source. In a lively monograph, Literary Meaning and Augustan Values (1974), Irvin Ehrenpreis ...

Google previewGarner's Dictionary of Legal Usage (2011)

by Bryan A. Garner

Allusiveness assumes a common body of literature with which all cultured persons are familiar. The effective writer is ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

Allusiveness assumes a common body of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the New York School Poets (2015)

Early poems by Mathews echo the allusiveness of Frank O' Hara ...

Google previewDictionary of Literature in English (2002)

by Neil King, Sarah King

Allusiveness can enrich a text for a reader who recognizes the allusions. See intertextuality. alternate rhyme or alternate rhyming couplets is the rhyming of alternate lines of verse (abab). See rhyme, rhyming couplets. alternative literature is a ...

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Allusiveness Meaning

Video shows what allusiveness means. The quality of being allusive.. Allusiveness Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...

Scrabble value of A1L1L1U1S1I1V4E1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 12-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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