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British English: /əˈpɪər(ə)ns/
American English: /əˈpɪrəns/

Translation of appearance in French:


  • 1 (arrival) (of person, vehicle)
    arrivée (f)
    (of development, invention, symptom)
  • 2 (Cinema, Theatre, Television) to make an appearance on television/on stage
    passer à la télévision/à la scène
    to make one's first screen appearance
    faire ses débuts à l'écran
    a rare screen appearance by X
    une des rares apparitions à l'écran de X
    cast in order of appearance (Theatre)
    distribution par ordre d'entrée en scène
    distribution par ordre d'apparition (à l'écran)
  • 3 (public, sporting) to make a public appearance
    faire une apparition publique
    this is his first appearance for Ireland
    il fait ses débuts pour l'équipe d'Irlande
    to put in an appearance
  • 4 (Law) (in court)
    in, before devant
    to enter an appearance
    comparaître en justice
  • 5 (look)
    (of person)
    (of district, object)
    to check one's appearance
    vérifier sa tenue
    to be self-conscious about one's appearance
    être gêné par son aspect physique
    ‘smart appearance essential’ to give something the appearance of
    donner à quelque chose l'apparence de
    to be foreign in appearance
    avoir l'air étranger
  • 6 (semblance) See examples: to give the appearance of something/of doing
    donner l'apparence de quelque chose/de faire
    it had all the appearances ou every appearance of
    cela avait tout l'air de
    to maintain an appearance of objectivity
    conserver un semblant d'objectivité

also: appearances plural noun

  • (external show)
    to judge ou go by appearances
    se fier aux apparences
    going by appearances…
    à en juger par les apparences…
    for the sake of appearances, for appearances' sake to keep up appearances
    sauvegarder les apparences
    to all appearances contrary to/in spite of appearances
    contrairement aux/en dépit des apparences
    appearances can be deceptive
    les apparences sont souvent trompeuses

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