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al·lu·sion

 (ə-lo͞o′zhən)
n.
1. The act of alluding; indirect reference: Without naming names, the candidate criticized the national leaders by allusion.
2. An instance of indirect reference: an allusion to classical mythology in a poem.

[Late Latin allūsiō, allūsiōn-, a playing with, from Latin allūsus, past participle of allūdere, to play with; see allude.]

allusion

(əˈluːʒən)
n
1. the act of alluding
2. a passing reference; oblique or obscure mention
[C16: from Late Latin allūsiō, from Latin allūdere to sport with, allude]

al•lu•sion

(əˈlu ʒən)

n.
1. a passing or casual reference to something, either directly or implied: an allusion to Shakespeare.
2. the act of alluding.
[1540–50; < Late Latin allūsiō <allūd(ere) (see allude)]

allusion

Reference, especially when this is indirect or passing, to something else.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allusion - passing reference or indirect mention
mention, reference - a remark that calls attention to something or someone; "she made frequent mention of her promotion"; "there was no mention of it"; "the speaker made several references to his wife"

allusion

noun reference, mention, suggestion, hint, implication, innuendo, intimation, insinuation, casual remark, indirect reference This remark was an allusion to their longstanding hostility.
Translations
تَلْمِيح، إشارَة ضِمْنِيَّه
narážkazmínka
hentydning
lausleg eîa óbein tilvitnun til
değinmeima

allusion

[əˈluːʒən] Nalusión f, referencia f

allusion

[əˈluːʒən] nallusion f
a literary allusion → une allusion littéraire
an historical allusion → une allusion historique
an allusion to sth → une allusion à qch
to make an allusion to sth → faire une allusion à qch

allusion

nAnspielung f (→ to auf +acc)

allusion

[əˈluːʒn] naccenno, allusione f (Literature) → riferimento

allude

(əˈluːd) verb
(with to) to mention. He did not allude to the remarks made by the previous speaker.
alˈlusion (-ʒən) noun
(the act of making) a mention or reference. The prime minister made no allusion to the war in his speech.
References in classic literature ?
She had usually got into society more or less by reading, and her conversation was apt to be garnished with literary allusions, even with familiar quotations.
So no, it was not a witty play on the article's discussion of sequence, nor a literary allusion to Leonardo da Vinci who wrote his personal notes in mirror image, nor even a tribute to those of our members who happen to be dyslexic.
The first literary allusion of BR is its epigraph, taken from the seventeenth-century English tragicomedy The Witch of Edmonton by William Rowley, Thomas Dekker, and John Ford (and possibly John Webster): "This were a fair reign: / To do ill and not hear of it again.
A triptych of surreal conversations between Belacqua Shuah, a dead man, and the people he encounters in a strange state of limbo, the text features no discernible narrative or logic, yet is nevertheless a fascinating stream-of-consciousness, so dense with word-play and literary allusion that the end-notes run longer than the story itself.
Huang Tingjian emerges from Wang's narrative as a complex writer engaged in a process to utilize literary allusion, sounds, meaning, and, of course, method, to write poetry and prose at a time when causing offence was particularly dangerous precisely because ministers possessed penetrating knowledge of the subject and craft.
Durrow's novel, in linking the fates of Nella to her children, makes a literary allusion to Morrison's Sethe and extends the permeable boundaries of social constructions of race and racism, since even a "white" mother can intimately and fatefully experience racial prejudice if she has black children.
Milton and Homer makes three broad claims about the study of literary allusion and influence.
Literary allusion, health references, and a range of topics combine to provide an outstanding memoir highly recommended for any health and biography collection.
Lowe begins her task by defining the concept of a literary allusion at length, which seems unnecessarily simplistic.
a word that has or creates an association with the preceding word or situation, often bringing out an additional dimension), honkadori ("allusive variation," which can be compared to literary allusion, is specifically the echoing of the words .
Nostalgia for Jinling of the Past" builds vivid images and a literary allusion system and creates a unique artistic charm by successfully using such techniques of expression as the integration of feelings and scenery, the combination of the virtual with the actual, and the comparison of the ancient with the present.
The literary allusion (and his book is packed with them: he must be among the most well read of polar adventurers) is apt--heading south was to be an antidote to a quarter-life crisis; one last 'indulgence of [his] romantic and unrealistic fantasies' before real life shrouded him in obligation.