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Referring to an earlier defined phrase so that it’s not taken literally

What is it called when you say something that is not literal?

• Writers and speakers also often use common non-literal expressions, called idioms, to indicate something. beyond what the words actually mean.

What is a phrase that means something different than its literal meaning?


Idioms. An idiom is an expression that means something different than the literal meaning of the words would suggest. We use idioms to express ideas, so we have to learn their meanings, and when to use them. Each language has its own idioms.

What is it called when you say something but it means something else?

Irony is “the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.” Inside jokes told subtly, so that outsiders don’t even know they are told, creates irony.

What does literally really mean?


The adverb literally means “actually,” and we use it when we want others to know we’re serious, not exaggerating or being metaphorical.

When someone says something but means the opposite irony?

Verbal irony

Verbal irony is when someone says something, but means the opposite.

What is the synonym of literally?

In this page you can discover 34 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for literally, like: actually, exactly, really, completely, precisely, correctly, letter by letter, figuratively, metaphorically, faithfully and rigorously.

What can I use instead of literally?

synonyms for literally

  • actually.
  • completely.
  • directly.
  • plainly.
  • precisely.
  • really.
  • simply.
  • truly.

What is opposite of literally?

figuratively/ literally

Figuratively means metaphorically, and literally describes something that actually happened.

What is it called when you say two opposite things?

An oxymoron is a figure of speech in which two apparently contradictory terms appear together. Examples include a deafening silence, harmonious discord, an open secret, and the living dead.

What is a figurative sentence?

In both literature and daily communication, many sentences contains figurative language. Figurative language makes meaning by asking the reader or listener to understand something by virtue of its relation to some other thing, action, or image.

What does Clause mean in a sentence?

Definition of clause

1 : a group of words containing a subject and predicate and functioning as a member of a complex (see complex entry 2 sense 1b(2)) or compound (see compound entry 3 sense 3b) sentence The sentence “When it rained they went inside” consists of two clauses: “when it rained” and “they went inside.”

Is it differently from or differently than?

They are both standard, “but only ‘different from’ seems never to meet objections.” “Different from” and “different than” are both standard, but some guides frown on “different than.” If you want to be safe, use “different from.”

What do you call someone who is easily fooled?

gullible. adjective. a gullible person is easy to trick because they trust and believe people too easily.

What is the synonym of the word different?

Some common synonyms of different are disparate, divergent, diverse, and various. While all these words mean “unlike in kind or character,” different may imply little more than separateness but it may also imply contrast or contrariness. different foods.