Definition of allusory in English:

allusory

adjective

  • Of or relating to allusion; allusive.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Abraham Fleming (c1552–1607), author, literary editor, and Church of England clergyman. From post-classical Latin allusorius from classical Latin allūs-, past participial stem of allūdere + -ōrius.

Pronunciation

allusory

/əˈl(j)uːs(ə)ri//əˈl(j)uːz(ə)ri/