Definition of snowclone noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsnəʊkləʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnoʊkloʊn//
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a well-known phrase such as a quotation or proverb that has been changed in different ways by many speakers and/or writers, for example When in Buenos Aires and When in Copenhagen, adapted from the proverb When in Rome (do as the Romans do).