Definition of allusive in English:
(Of a remark or reference) working by suggestion rather than explicit mention: allusive references to the body
More example sentences
- Above all, they are gestures by which the poet and the reader may together, through a sequence of allusive suggestions and corresponding recognitions, infuse the written text with breath.
- Approaching the texts in a suggestive and allusive manner, they draw on their own poetic experience to elucidate the texts.
- It is a misfortune that the text of the history of Ammianus Marcellinus, which introduces this episode, is defective, and that only allusive back references survive.
- Example sentences
- Mann says it's a strange thing with the fulfilment of prophecies, they often confirm themselves allusively rather than literally.
- The story remains the same - wildly improbable and allusively rendered - but the music has inflated and deepened in a manner befitting the giant robots, imploding planets, and freaky cast of thousands it contains.
- While Grosvenor's dramatically cantilevered sculptures disturbed space in an almost physical manner, like a speeding boat's wake, his recent pieces activate space allusively and emotionally.
- Example sentences
- If you can stand the obliqueness, the allusiveness and the tension-inducing pace, you are in for an experience that is disturbing, revelatory and poetic.
- Another, less-remarked problem, is that the extraordinary allusiveness of his prose is the product of a kind of education which no longer exists.
- There are kinds of subtlety and metaphorical allusiveness that are easier to achieve in comics than in novels.
Pronunciation: /əˈlo͞osivlē/ /aˈlo͞osivlē/ /əˈlo͞ozivlē/ /aˈlo͞ozivlē/adverb
Pronunciation: /əˈlo͞osivnis/ /aˈlo͞osivnis/ /əˈlo͞ozivnis/ /aˈlo͞ozivnis/noun
Words that rhyme with allusiveabusive, collusive, conclusive, conducive, delusive, diffusive, effusive, elusive, exclusive, illusive, inclusive, intrusive, obtrusive, preclusive, reclusive, seclusive
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