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Definition of allusion:

  1. A figurative or symbolical reference.
  2. A reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned; a covert indication; indirect reference; a hint.

Synonyms:

imputation, suggestion, innuendo, indication, remark, hint, casual reference, indirect reference, implication, charge, inference, connotation, implied indication, connection, intimation, statement, subtext, denotation, insinuation, incidental mention, implied reference.

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