Definition of trope. 1a : a word or expression used in a figurative sense : figure of speech. b : a common or overused theme or device : cliché the usual horror movie tropes. 2 : a phrase or verse added as an embellishment or interpolation to the sung parts of the Mass in the Middle Ages.What is the noun for trope?
trope [trohp] | noun any literary or rhetorical device, as metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, and irony, that consists in the use of words in other than their literal sense.What is the noun for tropes?
Noun. ( wikipedia trope ) ( en noun ) (literature) Something recurring across a genre or type of literature, such as the 'mad scientist' of horror movies or 'once upon a time' as an introduction to fairy tales. Similar to archetype and but not necessarily pejorative. A figure of speech in which words or phrases are used with a nonliteral or figurative meaning, such as a metaphor.