Princess vs Trope - What's the difference?

princess | trope |


As a proper noun princess

is the title of a princess.

As a noun 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.

As a verb trope is

to use, or embellish something with a trope.

princess

Noun

(es)
  • A female member of a royal family other than a queen, especially a daughter or granddaughter.
  • * 1872 , George MacDonald, The Princess and the Goblin
  • She did not cry long, however, for she was as brave as could be expected of a princess of her age.
  • A woman or girl who excels in a given field or class.
  • * 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , V.12:
  • And running all with greedie ioyfulnesse / To faire Irena, at her feet did fall, / And her adored with due humblenesse, / As their true Liege and Princesse naturall [...].
  • The wife of a prince; the female ruler of a principality.
  • Princess''' Grace was the '''Princess of Monaco.
  • A young girl; used as a term of endearment.
  • (derogatory, chiefly, US) A young girl or woman considered vain, spoiled or selfish; a prima donna.
  • You're a real princess .
  • A tinted crystal marble used in children's games.
  • A type of court card in the Tarot pack, coming between the 10 and the prince (Jack).
  • A female lemur.
  • Usage notes

    * Possessive forms: princess's'' (main form used by academics) ''The princess's golden hair.''; ''princess' '' (main form used by newspapers) ''The princess' golden hair. * A princess is usually styled “Her Highness”. A princess in a royal family is “Her Royal Highness”; in an imperial family “Her Imperial Highness”.

    Coordinate terms

    * prince

    Derived terms

    * crown princess * pavement princess * pearly princess * princess cut * princessification * princessipality * princessless * princesslike * princessliness * princessly * princess seam * princessy * unprincesslike

    See also

    * archduchess * duchess * grand duchess * highness * royal

    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

    References

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