Examples of trope in a Sentence
a screenplay that reads like a catalog of mystery-thriller tropes
Recent Examples of trope from the Web
Wingard is probably the buzziest director in horror right now, crafting movies that play homage to and subvert basic horror tropes—
The sound of a crying baby on a flight is among the most overused tropes in flying.
NEW YORK — There are no two ways around the fact that the annual draft discussion is ridden with familiar tropes.
Every type of woman deserves to be represented on screen — not just as a trope, but as a confident person who’s grounded in herself.
The first Black woman we’re introduced to is Diana’s caretaker, a representation which hits the Mammy trope on the head.
Even though their show loosely taps into the dystopian trope of the AI uprising, Westworld’s co-creators don’t think the actual AI being developed right now will lead to total apocalypse.
The faithful-slave trope was the ultimate example of southern paternalism that described the master-slave relationship as essentially familial, existing outside of market forces.
The novel makes too much use of shopworn archetypes—a seductive housekeeper, a self-sacrificing prostitute—but Altan deftly pushes the tropes of detective fiction into existentialist territory.
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Origin and Etymology of trope
Latin tropus, from Greek tropos turn, way, manner, style, trope, from trepein to turn
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
TROPE Defined for English Language Learners
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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