- (UK) IPA (key): /ˈmɛ.tə.fə/ or /ˈmɛt.ə.fɔː/
- (US) IPA (key): /ˈmɛt.ə.fɔr/
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- Hyphenation: me‧ta‧phor
- (countable) A metaphor is a way of talking about one thing by using the language usually used for something else to show some kind of similarity between them.
- People often talk about brains using the metaphor of a computer.
- We say "spend time" because of the metaphor "time is money".