simile - definition and synonyms

noun literature 

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/ˈsɪməli/
singularsimile
pluralsimiles
  1. [countable] a phrase that describes something by comparing it to something else using the wordlike’ or ‘as’, for exampleHe eats like a pig
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the use of similes