allegorical


al·le·gor·i·cal

adjective \ˌa-lə-ˈgr-i-kəl, -ˈgär-\

Definition of ALLEGORICAL

1
:  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of allegory
2
:  having hidden spiritual meaning that transcends the literal sense of a sacred text
al·le·gor·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
al·le·gor·i·cal·ness \-kəl-nəs\ noun

First Known Use of ALLEGORICAL

1528

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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