Definition of outré in English:

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Pronunciation: /o͞oˈtrā/


Unusual and startling: in 1975 the suggestion was considered outré—today it is orthodox
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  • In this particular phase of Western literature, one of autobiography, perhaps a novelist of ideas, and rather outré ones at that, is simply unpalatable.
  • Here, they have made a path that winds, through the jungle, past some rather outré sculptures.
  • While you are not asserting this as existing fact, you are clearly offering a rather outré science-fiction work as a serious social prediction.


French, literally 'exceeded', past participle of outrer (see outrage).

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Syllabification: ou·tré

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