- the use of figurative language in speech or writing.
- a treatise on figures of speech or tropes.
- the use of a Scriptural text so as to give it a moral interpretation or significance apart from its direct meaning.
Origin of tropology
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Related Words for tropologyallegory, allusion, analogy, anticlimax, antithesis, bathos, comparison, conceit, device, euphemism, euphuism, exaggeration, expression, flourish, flower, hyperbole, image, imagery, irony, metaphor
Examples from the Web for tropology
Historical Examples of tropology
Above and beyond all is that divine something to which divine Scripture leads, either in allegory or tropology.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor
- rhetoric the use of figurative language in speech or writing
- Christian theol the educing of moral or figurative meanings from the Scriptures
- a treatise on tropes or figures of speech
Word Origin for tropology
C16: via Late Latin from Greek tropalogia; see trope, -logy
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