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trope

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In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.
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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] tropus, from Ancient Greek τρόπος (tropos).

Noun

Singular
trope

Plural
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  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’ as introduction to fairytales. Similar to a cliché, but not necessarily pejorative.

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Verb

Infinitive
to trope

Third person singular
trop

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ed

to trope (third-person singular simple present trop, present participle ed, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To use, or embellish something with a trope.

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References

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

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