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

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Examples of clichéd in a Sentence

a clichéd joke about sex and the elderly

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Read McKendree Read McKendree Costa’s work for The Drifter in New Orleans tried to capture the same balance between respecting history and location without being too cliched. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Motel revivalism: How hipster hoteliers created a new roadside attraction," 22 June 2018 The occasional joint has been replaced by a half a cliched Klonopin before a restless night of post-apocalyptic news. Nicole Mann Novick, Glamour, "As a ‘90s Teen, I Craved a Movement. As a Mom of Two, I Don’t Want It Anymore," 20 Apr. 2018 Oh, the show's producers do their darndest to enliven things with local flavor, indulging brief (and woefully cliched) glimpses of French Quarter buskers, streetcars, steaming gumbo and the like. Mike Scott,, "'Southern Charm New Orleans,' summed up in 1 word: yawn," 15 Apr. 2018 In addition to the more adventuresome chocolate cake, San Daniele also includes the infinitely more familiar (at this point, cliched) tiramisu. Andrew Marton, star-telegram, "Dining experience at San Daniele in Grapevine can be described in one word: bellisimo | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 25 Apr. 2018 Mark Walters, cloaked in a cliched yet effective black leather trench coat, made a fearsome Don Pizarro, armed both with a knife and a stentorian baritone. Jeremy Eichler,, "From darkness to light with Boston Baroque’s rousing ‘Fidelio’," 14 Apr. 2018 In the popular imagination, the region is defined by cliched Wild West tales about Billy the Kid and UFO conspiracy theories about Roswell. Mark Athitakis,, "Joshua Wheeler aims to put overlooked southern New Mexico on the map in 'Acid West'," 13 Apr. 2018 That serves as a stirring launching pad for the episode, which at the 23-minute mark sees her packing her bags for New Orleans and a discussion -- over an eye-rollingly cliched Louisiana lunch, it must be said -- with Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Mike Scott,, "Katie Couric tackles Confederate monuments in 'America Inside Out'," 2 Apr. 2018 Sprinkled among the myriad clunky scenes of cataclysmic devastation and cliched relationship dialogue are small nods to humor. Michael Heaton,, "'Pacific Rim' sequel will please fans of the original (review)," 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of clichéd

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of clichéd was in 1925

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