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pièce de résistance

Line breaks: pièce de ré¦sist|ance
Pronunciation: /ˌpjɛs də reɪˈzɪstɒ̃s
 
, pjɛs də ʀezistɑ̃s/

Definition of pièce de résistance in English:

noun

[in singular]
(Especially with reference to creative work) the most important or remarkable feature: the pièce de résistance of the meal was flaming ice cream
More example sentences
  • The pièce de résistance, though, was a gargantuan platter of seafood overflowing with everything from lobster all the way down to razorfish.
  • After a spot of bird-watching in the Bharatpur avian sanctuary, you'll travel to see the pièce de résistance, the Taj Mahal.
  • I selected the fillet of red mullet as a warm-up to the pièce de résistance - the pigeon de bresse.
Synonyms
masterpiece, magnum opus, masterwork, tour de force, showpiece, prize, gem, jewel, jewel in the crown, speciality, special, claim to fame, forte;

Origin

French, literally 'piece (i.e. means) of resistance'.

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