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figurative

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figurative/ˈfɪgjərətɪv/adjective
figurative
/ˈfɪgjərətɪv/
adjective
Learner's definition of FIGURATIVE  
of words, language, etc. : used with a meaning that is different from the basic meaning and that expresses an idea in an interesting way by using language that usually describes something else: not literal
: showing people and things in a way that resembles how they really look: not abstract
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