Examples of trope in a Sentence
a screenplay that reads like a catalog of mystery-thriller tropes
Recent Examples of trope from the Web
Barbershop scenes represent a classic trope in American cinema.
The return of Porter, a series regular evicted in characteristically spectacular fashion, is less a function of reality-television tropes than the simple fact that Trump is yearning for friendly faces as his circle of trust shrinks.
Time travel is a classic trope in science fiction, posing questions about fixing the past, paradoxes, or simply spectating in a time long before your own.
The movie literally has all the classic sci-fi tropes: Spunky genius street kid who’s somehow as smart as trained experts 3 times her age?
The series feels heightened, from its winking deployment of rom-com and cancer-movie tropes to the extremely young and CW-attractive doctor who somehow figures out how to cure Stella's vague strain of cancer.
By the time Oasis came braying out of Manchester, the sibling rock band feud was a trope that had spanned decades: from the brothers Davies in the Kinks to the brothers Robinson in the Black Crowes.
The series mixes tropes from a few genres together, from the road trip adventure to the serial killer show.
Like For the People, another Rhimes drama that premiered this month, Station suffers by rehashing the tropes of the producer's established series: Grey's, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder.
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Origin and Etymology of trope
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of trope for English Language Learners
: a word, phrase, or image used in a new and different way in order to create an artistic effect
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