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addaword.gifdefinition of trope

noun
a recurring idea or motif in an artistic genre, especially one that is overused
Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler kickstart the urban "tough-guy" detective trope. | Horror writers have to work hard if they want to avoid the usual tired old tropes.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 18/06/2014 16:55:00
Definition of trope from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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