definition of pərˌsänəfəˈkāSH(ə)n/

the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.

noun and example


    Personification is giving human characteristics to non-living things or ideas. an author describing the sun smiling on a field of flowers is an example of personification.

more examples of personification

  • Time has this annoying habit of creeping up on you.
  • The wind howled and howled, its objection was in the air.
  • The peaceful and fun loving town close to the coast was swallowed by an angry tsunami.
  • The gutsy blizzard took on the challenge posed by a few tall buildings. Fortunately, the buildings won.
  • my example

    my phone comes to life and yells at me crazy in the morning.


    synonyms of personification is embodiment, epitome, image, incarnation, likeness, portrayal, recreation, representation, semblance


    personifications in plural



    personification verbs

    Belch, wink, and devour Roam, Dictate, and Stutter.