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Calls for the simplification of abstract or allusive art have always come from governments suspicious of artists themselves. This is why totalitarian regimes have always legislated some form of realism.
Russell Smith

Meaning of "allusive" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ALLUSIVE

allusive  [əˈluːsɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ALLUSIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Allusive is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ALLUSIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

allusive

Allusion

Allusion is a figure of speech, in which one refers covertly or indirectly to an object or circumstance from an external context. It is left to the reader or hearer to make the connection; where the connection is detailed in depth by the author, it is preferable to call it "a reference". In the arts, a literary allusion puts the alluded text in a new context under which it assumes new meanings and denotations. It is not possible to predetermine the nature of all the new meanings and intertexual patterns that an allusion will generate. Literary allusion is closely related to parody and pastiche, which are also "text-linking" literary devices. In a wider, more informal context, an allusion is a passing or casually short statement indicating broader meaning. It is an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication: In the stock market he met his Waterloo....

Definition of allusive in the English dictionary

The definition of allusive in the dictionary is containing or full of allusions.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ALLUSIVE


abusive
əˈbjuːsɪv
collusive
kəˈluːsɪv
conclusive
kənˈkluːsɪv
conducive
kənˈdjuːsɪv
delusive
dɪˈluːsɪv
disillusive
ˌdɪsɪˈluːsɪv
elusive
ɪˈluːsɪv
exclusive
ɪkˈskluːsɪv
illusive
ɪˈluːsɪv
inclusive
ɪnˈkluːsɪv
inconclusive
ˌɪnkənˈkluːsɪv
intrusive
ɪnˈtruːsɪv
nonexclusive
ˌnɒnɪksˈkluːsɪv
occlusive
əˈkluːsɪv
preclusive
prɪˈkluːsɪv
reclusive
rɪˈkluːsɪv
seclusive
sɪˈkluːsɪv
ultraexclusive
ˌʌltrəɪkˈskluːsɪv
unconclusive
ˌʌnkənˈkluːsɪv
unexclusive
ˌʌnɪkˈskluːsɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ALLUSIVE

allseed
allspice
Allston
allude
allure
allurement
allurer
alluring
alluringly
allusion
allusively
allusiveness
alluvia
alluvial
alluvial cone
alluvial fan
alluvial mining
alluvion
alluvium
ally

WORDS THAT END LIKE ALLUSIVE

all-inclusive
amusive
applausive
comprehensive
contusive
diffusive
effusive
excusive
extrusive
infusive
inobtrusive
musive
nonintrusive
obtrusive
plausive
prelusive
protrusive
suffusive
unabusive
unapplausive
unplausive

Synonyms and antonyms of allusive in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «allusive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ALLUSIVE

Find out the translation of allusive to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of allusive from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «allusive» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

引经据典
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

alusiva
570 millions of speakers

English

allusive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सांकेतिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ملمح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

иносказательный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

alusiva
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাঙ্কেতিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

allusif
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bersuara
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

anspielend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ほのめかした
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

암시
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Allusive
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

có ý dèm pha
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மறைகுறிப்பீடாகவும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सर्वप्रथम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kinayeli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

allusivo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

aluzyjny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

алегоричний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aluziv
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υπαινικτικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

allusive
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

allusive
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

allusive
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of allusive

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about allusive

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QUOTES WITH «ALLUSIVE»

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Russell Smith
Calls for the simplification of abstract or allusive art have always come from governments suspicious of artists themselves. This is why totalitarian regimes have always legislated some form of realism.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ALLUSIVE»

Discover the use of allusive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to allusive and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Challenge of Epic: Allusive Engagement in the Dionysiaca ...
This book offers a literary-critical rehabilitation of Nonnus' fitfth century AD epic.
Robert Shorrock, 2001
2
Allusive Aftershock
A young adult novel about destruction, friendship, betrayal, and love.
Susan Griscom, 2012
3
Ammianus Marcellinus:
Examines the work of Ammianus Marcellinus, who has often been underestimated as a writer while lauded as an historian.
Gavin Kelly, 2008
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The Principal, Historical, and Allusive Arms, Borne by ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Philip De La Motte, 2013
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Brahms Studies
... three unpaired variations, a technique that prevents the. 74. Knapp, Brahms and the Challenge of the Symphony, 129-33. Hull discusses the Bach Chaconne in "Brahms the Allusive," 183-86, 188-89. Knapp also notes the melodic similarity  ...
Brahms Studies, David Lee Brodbeck, 2001
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The Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot
"Mature. poets. steal": Eliot's. allusive. practice. "The borrowed jewels he has set in its head do not make Mr. Eliot's toad the more prepossessing": so wrote an early reviewer of The Waste Land, affronted by the bold allusions from which Eliot's ...
A. David Moody, 1994
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Reorientations: Arabic and Persian Poetry
Faced with a similarity between two texts, we must first decide whether it is an intentional allusion to a specific subtext or "The Allusive Field of Drunkenness" Three Safavid-Moghul Responses to a Lyric by Baba FighanI Paul E Losensky.
Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych, 1994
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Claims for Poetry
Towards. an. Allusive. Referential. 1977. One of the glories of writing in North American English is that almost every other word can become some other part of speech from what we are accustomed to, a capability which has lessened in most  ...
Donald Hall, 1982
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Music, Art, and Metaphysics
Clearly, a title that is allusive may also function vis-à-vis core content in most of the six ways I have identified above. Allusive titles may underline, focus, oppose, or specify core contents in given cases. (I don't think allusive titles can be purely ...
Jerrold Levinson, 2011
10
The Ritual Lament in Greek Tradition
Part of the artistic economy in the language of folk tradition is the allusive method, by which a fact or an idea is expressed indirectly but concretely, through symbols. * In the lament, it has a further ritual significance, since the mourner may ...
Margaret Alexiou, Dimitrios Yatromanolakis, Panagiotis Roilos, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ALLUSIVE»

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Tree of Codes, Manchester Opera House, review: Extraordinary …
... the contours of the alphabet, the cubes and crystals of science – and on to create an allusive history of humankind in snapshot sequences:. «The Independent, Jul 15»
2
Gold prices fall on lower demand
Hyderabad : Even as the unemployment figures in US and resolution of the Greece financial crisis remained allusive, the yellow and white ... «The Hans India, Jul 15»
3
'Brand New-U': Edinburgh Review
Premiered at last month's Edinburgh Film Festival, Brand New-U is a rich and allusive work, intellectually ambitious and visually arresting. «Hollywood Reporter, Jul 15»
4
The Battle for Pride Rock begins as the two MLS lions meet for the …
With Kaka leading Orlando City SC and Javier Morales leading Real Salt Lake, both skippers will do their best to secure sometimes allusive ... «RSL Soapbox, Jul 15»
5
Sleeper of the Week: 'A Poem Is a Naked Person'
Blank's allusive editing is at its punchiest and most evocative when it forges unusual connections in a compressed timeframe and seemingly on ... «Indie Wire, Jul 15»
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Renata Adler: writer of the radical middle as cult figure for a new …
Arthur Lubow found conversation with Adler to be "widely allusive and monumentally vague, in which pronouns lack antecedents. … I felt I ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
7
Pseudo-Prophets and Real Kings
... works in this way, but scholars differ widely on the exact dating of many of these allusive writings, and of the people cited in such cryptic form. «Patheos, Jul 15»
8
Greece crisis: Tsipras promises to hold vote - as it happened
Referring to the constitition, they said that "the question of a referendum can not be neither obscure nor allusive". It wrote that members have a ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust review – like being lost in a wondrous …
What raises Cornell from crazy hoarder to genius is the confident complexity of his allusive, multifaceted compositions. This makes his art ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
10
Why Aren't We Reading Turing?
Turing had the nerve to slice and dice allusive, eloquent and creative persuasion together with an empirical understanding of electrical ... «h+ Magazine, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Allusive [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/allusive>. Nov 2019 ».
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