Figure-of-speech



noun, plural figures of speech. Rhetoric.
1.
any expressive use of language, as a metaphor, simile, personification, or antithesis, in which words are used in other than their literal sense, or in other than their ordinary locutions, in order to suggest a picture or image or for other special effect.
Compare (def 1).
noun
1.
an expression of language, such as simile, metaphor, or personification, by which the usual or literal meaning of a word is not employed

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