cliché

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. stereotype, plate, cut (See printing); truism, commonplace, platitude; banality, triviality, bromide (inf.). See maxim.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. commonplace, platitude, truism, bromide, stereotype, proverb, saying, slogan, trite phrase, trite remark, saw, old saw, stereotyped saying, vapid expression, prosaism, triteness, tired phrase, threadbare phrase, banality, triviality, staleness, vapidity, hackneyed phrase, hackneyed expression, chestnut*; see also motto .
A cliché is an expression or idea which, though once fresh and forceful, has become hackneyed and weak through much repetition; a platitude is a trite remark or idea, esp. one uttered as if it were novel or profound; a commonplace is any obvious or conventional remark or idea; a truism is a statement whose truth is widely known and whose utterance, therefore, seems superfluous; bromide is an informal term for a platitude that is especially dull, tiresome, or banal
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A trite expression or idea: banality, bromide, commonplace, platitude, stereotype, truism. See SURPRISE.

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  • cliché — [ kliʃe ] n. m. • 1809; p. p. de clicher 1 ♦ Typogr. Plaque portant en relief la reproduction d une page de composition (gravure ou image), et permettant le tirage de nombreux exemplaires. Reproduction avec un mastic formant cliché. ⇒ polycopie.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cliché — sustantivo masculino 1. Plancha o grabado para imprimir varias copias: cliché de plomo, cliché de cinc, cliché de caucho, cliché de fotograbados. Sinónimo: clisé. 2. Negativo de una fotografía: sacar copias de un cliché. Guardo los clichés; así… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • cliché — Voz tomada del francés cliché, ‘plancha que se utiliza para reproducir múltiples copias de los textos o imágenes grabados en ella’, ‘negativo fotográfico’ y ‘estereotipo o lugar común’: «No le importa [...] utilizar procedimientos más modernos e… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Cliché — (Сан Лючидо,Италия) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: Località Deuda 70, 87038 Сан Л …   Каталог отелей

  • cliché — see CLICHE (Cf. cliche) …   Etymology dictionary

  • clichê — s. m. 1.  [Fotografia] Chapa fotográfica de negativo. 2. Folha estereotipada. 3. Matriz reprodutora de estampas. 4.  [Figurado] Molde ou vulgaridade que a cada passo se repete com as mesmas palavras. = CHAVÃO, LUGAR COMUM • Sinônimo geral: CLICHÉ …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • cliché — (also cliche) ► NOUN 1) a hackneyed or overused phrase or opinion. 2) a very predictable or unoriginal thing or person. DERIVATIVES clichéd (also cliché d) adjective. ORIGIN French, from clicher to stereotype …   English terms dictionary

  • cliché'd — cliché (also cliche) ► NOUN 1) a hackneyed or overused phrase or opinion. 2) a very predictable or unoriginal thing or person. DERIVATIVES clichéd (also cliché d) adjective. ORIGIN French, from clicher to stereotype …   English terms dictionary

  • cliche — 1832, from Fr. cliché, a technical word in printer s jargon for stereotype, supposedly echoic of the sound of a mold striking molten metal, thus pp. of clicher to click (18c.). Figurative extension to worn out expression is first attested 1888,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • cliché — s. m. O mesmo que clichê.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra francesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • cliché — (Del fr. cliché). 1. m. clisé (ǁ de imprenta). 2. Tira de película fotográfica revelada, con imágenes negativas. 3. Lugar común, idea o expresión demasiado repetida o formularia …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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