trope is Accepted in TWL Scrabble Dictionary

trope Scrabble score: 7

Meaning of trope

  • phrase, sentence, or verse formerly interpolated in a liturgical text to amplify or embellish
  • (in the philosophy of Santayana) the principle of organization according to which matter moves to form an object during the various stages of its existence
  • a. any literary or rhetorical device, as metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, and irony, that consists in the use of words in other than their literal sense b. instance of this
  • to provide with a metaphor [v TROPED, TROPING, TROPES]