noun. language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense.
- figure of speech
- rhetorical device
- tropus (Latin)
- τρόπος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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.