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simile

noun

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grammar a phrase that uses the words like or as to describe someone or something by comparing it with someone or something else that is similar
  • "She's as fierce as a tiger" is a simile, but "She's a tiger when she's angry" is a metaphor.

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The first known use of simile was in the 14th century

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“Simile.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/simile. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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