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noun 
  1. A figure of speech, such as a metaphor, in which a word or phrase is used other than in a literal manner
  2. (music) A short cadence at the end of the melody in some early music
  3. (music) A phrase or verse added to the mass when sung by a choir
  4. (Judaism) A cantillation
  5. (literature) Something recurring across a genre or type of literature, such as the 'mad scientist' of horror or 'once upon a time' introduction to fairytales. Similar to a Cliché, but is not necessarily pejorative.
verb (trop, ed)
  1. To use, or embellish something with a trope
Etymology: 
  • < Latin tropus < Ancient Greek



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