Definition of metaphorical in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmɛtəˈfɒrɪkl/
(also metaphoric)


Characteristic of or relating to metaphor; figurative: many of our metaphorical expressions develop from our perceptions of the body
More example sentences
  • But is a call to metaphorical arms against an imaginary adversary counter-productive?
  • Salt's ability to preserve and sustain life has made it a metaphorical symbol in every religion.
  • All the proposed reasons given have been either metaphorical or analogous.
imaginative, fanciful, extended
rare parabolic, tropical

Words that rhyme with metaphorical

ahistorical, allegorical, categorical, historical, oratorical, phantasmagorical, rhetorical

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