An expression that uses language in a nonliteral way, such as a metaphor or synecdoche, or in a structured or unusual way, such as anaphora or chiasmus, or that employs sounds, such as alliteration or assonance, to achieve a rhetorical effect.
An expression, as a metaphor or simile, using words in a nonliteral sense or unusual manner to add vividness, beauty, etc. to what is said or written.
The definition of a figure of speech is an expression that means something different than the literal meaning of the words.
An example of a figure of speech is the saying "it's raining cats and dogs."
Attributive form of figure of speech, noun.