Definitions for "Figurative language"
language The use of words in an imaginative rather than a literal sense.
the use of words, phrases, symbols, and ideas in such to evoke mental images and sense impressions by using words in a nonliteral way, giving them a meaning beyond their ordinary one
Figurative language deviates from a standard significance or sequence of words in order to achieve a special meaning or effect (e.g., similes and metaphors).