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noun [countable/uncountable] literature     allegory pronunciation in American English
/ˈæləɡəri/
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singularallegory
pluralallegories
  1. a story, play, or poem in which the events and characters are used as symbols in order to express a moral, religious, or political idea
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the use of events and characters as symbols

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allegorical

     allegorical pronunciation in American English
/ˌæləˈɡɔrɪk(ə)l/ adjective

allegorically

     allegorically pronunciation in American English
/ˌæləˈɡɔrɪkli/ adverb
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