Allusion and illusion
These words are often confused. An allusion is a reference or mention.
- This book on Indian history makes a brief allusion to the Mesopotamian Civilization.
- The teacher made an allusion to Indian mythology.
An illusion is a false impression. It is something that seems to exist but doesn’t.
- Mirrors give an illusion of more space in a room.
- The illusions of youth fade with maturity.
- The sky blue ceiling gave me the illusion that I was outdoors.