cli·​chéd | \ klē-ˈshād How to pronounce clichéd (audio) , ˈklē-ˌshād, kli-ˈshād \

Definition of clichéd

1 : marked by or abounding in clichés
2 : hackneyed a clichéd phrase

Examples of clichéd in a Sentence

The comedian was booed offstage after telling another clichéd knock-knock joke.
Recent Examples on the Web Gosling, Evans, de Armas and their co-stars show their talents, but the majority of reviews criticize its cliched script and breakneck pacing. Sasha Urban, Variety, 14 July 2022 Because most poems contain few words, there is no room to waste on tired or cliched language. Esther Choy, Forbes, 26 June 2022 The play to its credit resists the more cliched route of a rescue narrative. Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2021 When the horn section lights up midway through the song, the aesthetics of CAKE come into focus, more an earnest sum of their parts than a cliched hit, designed to grab 15 minutes and get out. Niko Stratis, SPIN, 19 Jan. 2022 The character is a refreshing reminder that Stephenson does not believe in cliched evildoers, but in parties with varying degrees of ethics and competing worldviews. Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2021 When the team asked what the new logo should look like, there were calls for a more modern, more progressive look – no stale muskets or cliched cannons, for example – but one that still retained a sense of New England tradition., 4 Nov. 2021 Charlie had his typical, cliched rock-n-roll issues with substance abuse. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 26 Aug. 2021 Making Robin a grieving widower is a pretty cliched trope, which is why first-time feature director Michael Sarnoski thankfully doles out only a couple of references. Sara Stewart, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of clichéd

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Clichéd.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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