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clichénoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈkliː.ʃeɪ/ us   /kliːˈʃeɪ/
C2 a saying or remark that is very often made and is therefore not original and not interesting: My wedding day - and I know it's a cliché - was just the happiest day of my life.
clichéd
adjective uk   /ˈkliː.ʃeɪd/ us   /kliːˈʃeɪd/
C2 He made some clichéd remark.
(Definition of cliché from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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clichénoun [C]

us   /kliˈʃeɪ, klɪ-/
writing an idea or expression that has been used too often and is often considered a sign of bad writing or old-fashioned thinking: The story is shamelessly corny, and grownups will groan at its clichés.
(Definition of cliché from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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