Part of speech: noun

An alluding; indirect reference; suggestion.

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Usage examples "allusion":

  1. Salt was warned beforehand by his valet to avoid all allusion to the subject, and promised to be specially careful. - "Trial-of-Mary-Blandy", Roughead, William.
  2. Here there is not even an allusion to the Episcopate, and each convention is recognized as absolutely supreme. - "Report Of Commemorative Services With The Sermons And Addresses At The Seabury Centenary, 1883-1885.", Diocese Of Connecticut.
  3. Making allusion to the width of Florida, a simple peninsula between two seas, they pretended it would not resist the shock, and would be blown up the first time the cannon was fired. - "The Moon-Voyage", Jules Verne.