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conte1

Syllabification: con·te
Pronunciation: /kônt
 
/

noun

1A short story as a form of literary composition.
Example sentences
  • One is the oral/written interface in the conte, in particular the stylistic and syntactic make-up of contemporary oral storytelling, with a particular interest in negation, inversion, detachment, and speech and thought presentation.

Origin

French, based on Latin computare 'reckon, sum up'.

Words that rhyme with conte

Comte, font, fount, pont, quant, Vermont, want

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There are 2 main definitions of conte in English:

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conté2

Syllabification: con·té
Pronunciation: /kônˈtā
 
/
(also trademark Conté)

noun

A kind of hard, grease-free crayon used as a medium for artwork: powerful drawings in rough red conté
More example sentences
  • This is a red conte drawing from art class.
  • In this lesson you'll learn how to create a dry wash, how to sketch a butterfly and how to draw it in pastel or colored Conte.

Origin

mid 19th century: named after Nicolas J. Conté (1755–1805), the French inventor who developed it.

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