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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 ?
The mention of another opportunity of talking with him, and the suggestion that Meno may do the Athenian people a service by pacifying him, are evident allusions to the trial of Socrates.
In every word and gesture he saw allusions to his happiness.
Those allusions to your lonely life are so dreadful, my dear, that I have destroyed your letter; it is enough to break one's heart only to look at it.
There are a few allusions to China in this book, all of which were written before I had been in China, and are not intended to be taken by the reader as geographically accurate.
As he listened to his brother's argument with the professor, he noticed that they connected these scientific questions with those spiritual problems, that at times they almost touched on the latter; but every time they were close upon what seemed to him the chief point, they promptly beat a hasty retreat, and plunged again into a sea of subtle distinctions, reservations, quotations, allusions, and appeals to authorities, and it was with difficulty that he understood what they were talking about.
It is believed that the scene of this tale, and most of the information necessary to understand its allusions, are rendered sufficiently obvious to the reader in the text itself, or in the accompanying notes.
He then remounted his feet, ascended to the pulpit, and resumed his discourse, making no allusion to the incident.
Even the vexation consequent upon his recent adventure had vanished from his mind; and he could join in the hearty laughter, which any allusion to it excited in Mr.
"I am thinking, madame, of the allusion made by that insolent gentleman, whom you have caused to be arrested, to the Duke of Buckingham -- to him whom you allowed to be assassinated -- to the Duchess de Chevreuse, whom you suffered to be exiled -- to the Duc de Beaufort, whom you imprisoned; but if he made allusion to me it was because he is ignorant of the relation in which I stand to you."
Casaubon," said Lady Chettam, in her stateliest way, "you do not, I hope, think there was any allusion to you in my mentioning Mrs.
Then, if the boy has read a good many other books, he is taken with that abundance of literary turn and allusion in Thackeray; there is hardly a sentence but reminds him that he is in the society of a great literary swell, who has read everything, and can mock or burlesque life right and left from the literature always at his command.
I abstained from entering into particulars for Magdalen's sake, and I made no allusion to that letter of Mrs.