allusion

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin allūsiōnem, accusative singular of allūsiō (the act of playing with), from allūdō (play with; allude), from al-, combining form of ad (to), + lūdō (play): compare French allusion.

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allusion (plural allusions)

  1. An indirect reference; a hint; a reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned; a covert indication.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin allūsiōnem, accusative singular of allūsiō (the act of playing with), from allūdō (allude).

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allusion f (plural allusions)

  1. allusion, innuendo
    En parlant ainsi, il faisait allusion aux mœurs de son temps.
    In speaking thus, he was alluding [literally making allusion] to the mores of his time.

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