Definition of bouleversement in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbo͞oləvərsəˈmän/


An inversion, especially a violent one; an upset or upheaval.
Example sentences
  • To cleave open and engage with involuntary memory, to embrace the messianic cessation of history, demands a courageous, radical bouleversement of all that contains and controls us.
  • One of the actual saving energies in the place is speech, double-take, subversion, bouleversement, turning the thing upside down.
  • The next bouleversement, which brought in William and Mary, declared that Charles II's oath against taking up arms was no longer necessary.


From French bouleverser 'overturn'.

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Syllabification: bou·le·ver·se·ment

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