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allegorical

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adjective al·le·gor·i·cal \ˌa-lə-ˈgȯr-i-kəl, -ˈgär-\

Definition of allegorical

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of allegory

  2. 2 :  having hidden spiritual meaning that transcends the literal sense of a sacred text

allegoricallyplay \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
allegoricalnessplay \-kəl-nəs\ noun


1528

First Known Use of allegorical

1528

Rhymes with allegorical



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