allusion

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allusion ˈluːʒən/ noun
plural allusions
allusion
ˈluːʒən/
noun
plural allusions
Learner's definition of ALLUSION
: a statement that refers to something without mentioning it directly
[count]
often + to
[noncount]
◊ Do not confuse allusion with illusion.

— allusive

ˈluːsɪv/ adjective