Trope vs Trite - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between trope and trite

is that trope is (literature) something recurring across a genre or type of literature, such as the ‘mad scientist’ of horror movies or ‘once upon a time’ as an introduction to fairy tales similar to archetype and but not necessarily pejorative while trite is a denomination of coinage in ancient greece equivalent to one third of a stater.

As a verb trope

is to use, or embellish something with a trope.

As an adjective trite is

worn out; hackneyed; used so many times that it is no longer interesting or effective (often in reference to a word or phrase).

trope

English

Noun

(wikipedia trope) (en noun)
  • (literature) Something recurring across a genre or type of literature, such as the ‘mad scientist’ of horror movies or ‘once upon a time’ as an introduction to fairy tales. Similar to archetype and but not necessarily pejorative.
  • A figure of speech in which words or phrases are used with a nonliteral or figurative meaning, such as a metaphor.
  • (music) A short cadence at the end of the melody in some early music.
  • (music) A phrase or verse added to the mass when sung by a choir.
  • (music) A pair of complementary hexachords in twelve-tone technique.
  • (Judaism) A cantillation pattern, or the mark that represents it.
  • Derived terms

    * troper * tropist * tropical * tropology

    Verb

    (trop)
  • To use, or embellish something with a trope.
  • (often, literature) To turn into, coin or create a new trope.
  • (often, literature) To analyze a work in terms of its literary tropes.
  • To think or write in terms of tropes.
  • Synonyms

    * tropify

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    trite

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Worn out; hackneyed; used so many times that it is no longer interesting or effective (often in reference to a word or phrase).
  • * 2007 , Danielle Corsetto, '' Girls with Slingshots: 267
  • McPedro the cactus: How to woo a woman! On yehr fahrst date, don’t bring her cut flowers! That’s inhumane! And trite !
    Synonyms
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    Etymology 2

    (en) (wikipedia trite)

    Noun

    (-)
  • A denomination of coinage in ancient Greece equivalent to one third of a stater.
  • , a genus of spiders, found in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, of the family Salticidae.
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