- The definition of metaphorical is a description of something using an implied comparison, not a literal comparison.
An example of a metaphorical sentence is, "The classroom was a zoo," which means that the classroom was crazy and wild, not an actual zoo.
Variant of metaphor
Origin: Fr métaphore from Classical Latin metaphora from Glassical Greek from metapherein, to carry over from meta, over (see meta-) plush pherein, to bear
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