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French translation of 'allusion'

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[əˈluːʒən ]
allusion f
a literary allusion une allusion littéraire
an historical allusion une allusion historique
an allusion to sth une allusion à qch
to make an allusion to sth faire une allusion à qch

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Example Sentences Including 'allusion'

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Was it yet another Poe allusion destined to fly over her head, or under her radar, or wherever it was that such things flew?
Laura Lippman IN A STRANGE CITY (2001)
There's only one allusion to it I can think of, in some obscure Renaissance manuscript on the practice of medicine.
Pritchard, John NIGHT SISTERS (2001)
During the meal, deliberately avoiding any allusion to the Ackroyd affair, I had questioned him on his Western adventures.
Gagman, Maurice DOUBTFUL MOTIVES (2001)

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In Common Usage. allusion is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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'allusion' in Other Languages

British English: allusion NOUN
An allusion is an indirect reference to someone or something.
…an allusion to a famous novelist.


Translation of allusion from the Collins English to French
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