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Synonyms of 'figure of speech'

(noun) 
Definition
an expression, such as a simile, in which words do not have their literal meaning
It was just a figure of speech.
Synonyms
expression
He uses some remarkably coarse expressions.
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image
The images in the poem illustrate the poet's frame of mind.
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turn of phrase
What a strange turn of phrase that is!
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trope

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in the sense of image
Definition
a simile or metaphor
The images in the poem illustrate the poet's frame of mind.
Synonyms
simile,
conceit (archaic),
trope
in the sense of turn of phrase
What a strange turn of phrase that is!
Synonyms
choice of words

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