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Word of the Day 09/06/15 Simile

Simile (noun)
simile [sim-uh-lee]


noun
1. a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in “she is like a rose.”. Compare metaphor.
2. an instance of such a figure of speech or a use of words exemplifying it.

Can be confused
metaphor.

Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English < Latin: image, likeness, comparison, noun use of neuter of similis similar

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