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Definition of metaphorical adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

metaphorical

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˌmɛt̮əˈfɔrɪkl//
 
, NAmE//ˌmɛt̮əˈfɑrɪkl//
 
 
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connected with or containing metaphor metaphorical language compare figurative, literal
metaphorically
 
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NAmE//ˌmɛt̮əˈfɔrɪkli//
 
, NAmE//ˌmɛt̮əˈfɑrɪkli//
 
adverb I'll leave you in Robin's capable hands—metaphorically speaking, of course!
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