HyperDic: trope

English > 1 sense of the word trope:
NOUNcommunicationtrope, figure of speech, figure, imagelanguage used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
English > trope: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
Meaninglanguage used in a figurative or nonliteral sense.
Synonymsfigure of speech, figure, image
NarrowerconceitAn elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar / dissimilar things
hyperbole, exaggerationextravagant exaggeration
ironyA trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs
kenningconventional metaphoric name for something, used especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry
metaphorA figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
metonymySubstituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in 'they counted heads')
oxymoronconjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')
personification, prosopopoeiarepresenting an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
simileA figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
synecdocheSubstituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
zeugmaUse of a word to govern two or more words though appropriate to only one
Broaderrhetorical deviceA use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
Usagebell ringer, bull's eye, mark, home runSomething that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal
blind alley(figurative) a course of action that is unproductive and offers no hope of improvement
blockbuster, megahit, smash hitAn unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)
cakewalkAn easy accomplishment
dawnAn opening time period
domino effectThe consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall / fall)
eveningA later concluding time period
flip sideA different aspect of something (especially the opposite aspect)
goldbrickAnything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
helmA position of leadership
housecleaning(figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions
lens(metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood
periodThe end or completion of something
rainy dayA (future) time of financial need
sleeperAn unexpected hit
summerThe period of finest development, happiness, or beauty
Spanishimagen, metáfora, tropo
Catalanimatge, trop, tropo
Adjectivestropicalcharacterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes

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