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cliché

cli·ché [or] cli·che

cliché [or] cliche

 
pronunciation:
kli sheI
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an expression used so often that it has become worn out and trite.
The expression "You can't judge a book by its cover" may be a cliché, but there's still truth to it.
synonyms:
bromide, commonplace, platitude
similar words:
truism
definition 2: anything that has become trite through overuse.
The old cliché of the "good guy" wearing white and the "bad guy" wearing black is not often seen in films nowadays.
 
synonyms:
commonplace
similar words:
bromide
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part of speech: adjective
definition: lacking originality; trite; overused.
I know this is cliché, but your eyes do sparkle like diamonds!
synonyms:
clichéd, commonplace, hackneyed, trite
similar words:
banal, hack, overused, prosaic, stale, unoriginal