Definition of trope
- the usual horror movie tropes
a screenplay that reads like a catalog of mystery-thriller tropes
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: a word, phrase, or image used in a new and different way in order to create an artistic effect
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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