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Figure of speech
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Figure of speech as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

4 December 2021
Last seen in: The Sun Cryptic

We found 4 answers for the crossword clue 'Figure of speech', the most recent of which was seen in the The Sun Cryptic.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Figure of speech a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

Figure of speech is a 3 word phrase featuring 16 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Sun Cryptic' on Saturday, 04 December 2021 with the answer being METAPHOR, we also found METAPHOR to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

Crossword Answers

5 Letters

IDIOM
The style of a particular artist or school or movement; "an imaginative orchestral idiom"

TROPE
Language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

6 Letters

SIMILE
A figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')

8 Letters

METAPHOR
A figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity

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