Definition of trouvaille in English:

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trouvaille

Pronunciation: /tro͞oˈvī/

noun

A lucky find: one of numerous trouvailles to be gleaned from his book
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  • It does not mean scouring the cultural past for attractive, amusing and above all ‘accessible’ trouvailles, or retreating from reality into mysticism.
  • And Oden displays a keen eye for the comic and lyric trouvailles to be reaped from them.
  • The difference is that while just as real to him, Cornell used his trouvaille to create histories imagined, rather than to re-create a certain place or period of time as Benjamin did with nineteenth-century Paris.

Origin

French, from trouver 'find'.

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Syllabification: trou·vaille

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