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Grand Prix

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Pronunciation: /ɡrɒ̃ ˈpriː
 
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Definition of Grand Prix in English:

noun (plural Grands Prix pronounced same)

1Any of a series of motor-racing or motorcycling contests forming part of a world championship series, held in various countries under international rules.
Example sentences
  • Three European Grands Prix have also been staged in England, at Brands Hatch in 1983 and 1985, and at Donington Park in 1993.
  • Jarno is the only man other than Michael Schumacher to have won a Grand Prix this season.
  • Without a doubt, it would be one of the best possible races to win a Grand Prix.
1.1 (in full Grand Prix de Paris) An international horse race for three-year-olds, founded in 1863 and run annually in June at Longchamps, Paris.
1.2An important competitive event in various other sports.
Example sentences
  • Competing in a Grand Prix event in Athens, the Caribbean sprinter clocked 9.77 seconds, to break the existing record of 9.78 set by American Tim Montgomery.
  • But this is why I think people expect more - the word ‘Olympian’ has some moral connotations as opposed to just someone who's won a Grand Prix in another event.
  • The Swiss Cup, in recent years a Grand Prix tournament for event finals only, reverted to its previous format of mixed-pairs competition.

Origin

mid 19th century: French, literally 'great or chief prize'.

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