Metaphor – definition for kids

met·a·phor

Pronunciation: primarystressmet-schwa-secondarystressfodot(schwa)r also -fschwar
Function: noun
: a figure of speech in which a word or phrase meaning one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a similarity between them (as in the ship plows the sea) — compareSIMILE
– met·a·phor·ic  /secondarystressmet-schwa-primarystressfodotr-ik, -primarystressfär-or met·a·phor·i·cal /secondarystressmet-schwa-primarystressfodotr-i-kschwal, -primarystressfär-adjective
– met·a·phor·i·cal·ly  /-i-k(schwa-)lemacronadverb

Reproduced with thanks from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

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