Meaning of simile

sim•i•le

Pronunciation: (sim'u-lē), [key]
— n.
  1. a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in “she is like a rose.” Cf.
  2. an instance of such a figure of speech or a use of words exemplifying it.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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