cliched cliched  /ˌkli ˈʃeɪd/


  • (adj) repeated regularly without thought or originality


  • Jaunty setting belies grim family drama

    The first sign of trouble in the romantic comedy "Love Is All You Need" is the cliched and incessant use of "That's Amore." Ever since that early-'50s Dean Martin hit was used in "Moonstruck" in 1987, the song has been pop culture's Pavlovian signal to wallow in the jollier side of all things Italian.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser


  1. "Not to sound cliched, but I really feel like it's my time to carry the torch," Reese said Tuesday as the team formally introduced him a day after he was picked.
    on Jan 16, 2007 By: Jerry Reese Source: USA Today

  2. "It sounds really cliched but it's true, he's really grown as a human being," Thorpe told the AP about his former rival. "That in itself is going to serve him well as he makes these decisions in the upcoming few months and few years."
    on Aug 20, 2008 By: Ian Thorpe Source: ESPN

  3. "I don't want to sound cliched but it's truly been quite a roller-coaster...... the highs, the lows, and each one has taught me so much," Shilpa said.
    on Jan 29, 2007 By: Shilpa Shetty Source: Chandigarh Tribune

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