cliché
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈkliːʃeɪ/
  • (America) enPR: klē-shāʹ, IPA: /kliːˈʃeɪ/
Noun

cliché (plural clichés)

  1. Something, most often a phrase or expression, that is overused or used outside its original context, so that its original impact and meaning are lost. A trite saying; a platitude. [from 19th c.]
    The villain kidnapping the love interest in a film is a bit of a cliché.
  2. (printing) A stereotype (printing plate).
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations Adjective

cliché

  1. (proscribed) clichéd; having the characteristics of a cliché
Verb

cliché (clichés, present participle clichéing; past and past participle clichéd)

  1. (ambitransitive) To use a cliché; to make up a word or a name that sounds like a cliché.



This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.005
Offline English dictionary