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trope is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of trope in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… into a trope for distinguishing specific …”

meanings of trope


  1. A tangent space meeting a quartic surface in a conic.
  2. A phrase or verse added to the Mass when sung by a choir.
  3. Any of the ten arguments used in skepticism to refute dogmatism.
  4. The reciprocal of a node on a surface.
  5. (geometry) Mathematical senses.
  6. A figure of speech in which words or phrases are used with a nonliteral or figurative meaning, such as a metaphor.
  7. A particular instance of a property (such as the specific redness of a rose), as contrasted with a universal.
  8. A short cadence at the end of the melody in some early music.
  9. A pair of complementary hexachords in twelve-tone technique.
  10. (philosophy) Philosophical senses.
  11. A cantillation pattern, or one of the marks that represents it.
  12. (music) Musical senses.
  13. Something recurring across a genre or type of art or literature, such as the ‘mad scientist' of horror movies or the use of the phrase ‘once upon a time' as an introduction to fairy tales; a motif.


  1. To think or write in terms of tropes.
  2. To use, or embellish something with, a trope.
  3. To turn into, coin, or create a new trope.
  4. To analyse a work in terms of its literary tropes.
  5. To represent something figuratively or metaphorically, especially as a literary motif.
  6. (transitive) Senses relating chiefly to art or literature.

trope frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word trope occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics trope can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that trope can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) leisure and entertainment;

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