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Definition of allegory noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

allegory

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈæləˌɡɔri//
 
[countable, uncountable] (pl. allegories)
 
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a story, play, picture, etc. in which each character or event is a symbol representing an idea or a quality, such as truth, evil, death, etc.; the use of such symbols a political allegory the poet's use of allegory see also fable
allegorical
 
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NAmE//ˌæləˈɡɔrɪkl//
 
adjective an allegorical figure/novel
allegorically
 
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NAmE//ˌæləˈɡɔrɪkli//
 
, NAmE//ˌæləˈɡɑrɪkli//
 
adverb
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: allegory