Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Pronunciation of 

allegory

view main entry for allegorynoun [countable/uncountable] literature  /ˈæləɡəri/ 
Previous and next
American English pronunciation: allegoryClick to listen to the pronunciation of allegory

derived words

allegorical

  /ˌæləˈɡɔrɪk(ə)l/  adjective
American English pronunciation: allegoricalClick to listen to the pronunciation of allegorical

allegorically

  /ˌæləˈɡɔrɪkli/  adverb
American English pronunciation: allegoricallyClick to listen to the pronunciation of allegorically
allegorically American English pronunciation: allegoricallyClick to listen to the pronunciation of allegory /ˌæləˈɡɔrɪkli/  adverbWords used to describe stories: abridged, autobiographical, biographical, classic, epic, fictional, fictitious, filmic, folklore, gory

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

profit margin

the difference between how much money you get when you sell something and how much it costs you...

Open Dictionary

dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog