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1. trope

noun. language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense.

Synonyms

  • figure of speech
  • kenning
  • oxymoron
  • image
  • conceit
  • prosopopoeia
  • personification
  • rhetorical device
  • irony
  • zeugma
  • exaggeration
  • metonymy
  • figure
  • simile
  • metaphor
  • synecdoche

Antonyms

  • sarcastic
  • unsarcastic
  • congruousness
  • congruity

Etymology

  • tropus (Latin)
  • τρόπος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Sentences with trope


1. Noun, singular or mass
The notion that a calorie from one source is just as fattening as a calorie from any other source is a trope broadcast by the food industry as a way to absolve itself of culpability.

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