Meaning of allusion

al•lu•sion

Pronunciation: (u-l'zhun), [key]
— n.
  1. a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication: an allusion to Shakespeare.
  2. the act of alluding.
  3. a metaphor; parable.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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