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similes

noun
plural of simile

Synonyms of similes

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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“Similes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/similes. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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