Definition of allegorical
1 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of allegory allegorical paintings allegorical meanings of images allegorical symbols of our culture
2 : having hidden spiritual meaning that transcends the literal sense of a sacred text
allegoricallyplay \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
allegoricalnessplay \-kəl-nəs\ noun
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The work that followed in the wake of Katrina’s devastation ranged from documentary to allegorical, from restrained to hyperbolic, from inconsolable to enraged.
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