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coup de maître

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Pronunciation: /ˌkuː də ˈmɛːtr(ə)
 
, ku də mɛtʀ/

Definition of coup de maître in English:

noun (plural coups de maître pronounced same)

A master stroke.
Example sentences
  • In a coup de maître of archaeological sleuthing, the scholar has recently located a sort of Rosetta stone for Quadratic C.
  • If Democracy in America is Tocqueville's coup d'essai, his coup de maître is L'Ancien Regime et la Revolution.
  • Though the songs described above are luscious, the coup de maître is the album's finale. surely one of the great recordings in recent popular music.

Origin

French.

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