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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: similis; SIMILAR

simile

noun
     
Related topics: Literature, Linguistics
sim‧i‧le
[uncountable and countable]AL an expression that describes something by comparing it with something else, using the words 'as' or 'like', for example 'as white as snow' [↪ metaphor]

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