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What is another word for figure of speech?

Need synonyms for figure of speech? Here's a list of similar words from our thesaurus that you can use instead.

A word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language
“The straw that broke the camel's back is just a figure of speech, as there's not really a straw, and not really a camel.”
A statement or representation that is embellished or exaggerated, or the act of making one
A form of expression natural to a language, person, or group of people
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A reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned
(grammar) A group of words that functions as a single unit
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