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allusion

 noun: Linguistic devices topic
[countable, uncountable] allusion (to somebody/something) (formal) something that is said or written that refers to or mentions another person or subject in an indirect way (= alludes to it) His statement was seen as an allusion to the recent drug-related killings. Her poetry is full of obscure literary allusion. She was made uncomfortable by his veiled allusion to the previous night.

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