Definition of aperçu in English:

aperçu

Syllabification: a·per·çu
Pronunciation: /äperˈso͞o
 
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noun (plural aperçus pronunc. same)

  • A comment or brief reference that makes an illuminating or entertaining point.
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    • His anecdotes and aperçus are to the point.
    • His final chapter is the best: a reading of superheroes in their various urban environments that is studded with lovely aperçus.
    • An Irish History of Civilization reads like a sotto voce commentary on all Akenson's manifold interests, spun into a series of aperçus, short stories, reflections, mini-biographies and explosive jokes.

Origin

early 19th century: from French, past participle of apercevoir 'perceive'.

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