allusion vs illusion : Common Errors in English

About allusion vs illusion

An allusion is a reference, something you allude to: “Her allusion to flowers reminded me that Valentine’s Day was coming.” In that English paper, don’t write “literary illusions” when you mean“allusions.” A mirage, hallucination, or a magic trick is an illusion. (Doesn’t being fooled just make you ill?)

allusion Meaning(s)

  • (n) passing reference or indirect mention

illusion Meaning(s)

  • (n) an erroneous mental representation
  • (n) something many people believe that is false
  • (n) the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
  • (n) an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

allusion in News

illusion in News

  1. Video Interview - Castle of Illusion's Classic Difficulty

    The senior producer for Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse emphasized that his game is not for children, it is for "gamers". The classic Genesis title is getting a full reimagining from Sega as a downloadable platformer launching this year. While 3D navigation has been added to certain areas of the game, the team wanted to keep the remake faithfully difficult to the original.  Watch the ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Game Informer

  2. Watch as Criss Angel attempts to cheat death again

    Criss Angel is at it again. Following last month’s live spectacle on Fremont Street, in which the Luxor headliner escaped a web of falling swords released by onlookers, Angel is inviting the public to join him as he attempts to cheat death again in a blindfolded beam walk illusion at Fashion Show Mall on Saturday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Las Vegas Sun

  3. Illusion to host scrimmage today against Force

    The Erie Illusion women's football team will host the Pittsburgh Force in an intra-league controlled scrimmage today at Veterans Stadium at 4 p.m.
    on June 8, 2013 Source: Erie Times-News

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