archetype

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɑːkɪtaɪp/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈɑɹkɪtaɪp/
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Noun[change]

Singular
archetype

Plural
archetypes

  1. (countable) An archetype is something that all other similar ideas or objects are copied from.
    Things Fall Apart is considered an archetype for African literature.