noun (plural coups de grâce pronounced same)
1A final blow or shot given to kill a wounded person or animal: he administered the coup de grâce with a knife
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- Of course, the final coup de grace will be my roommate.
- This is the coup de grace, my shot heard around the world, my crowning glory.
- The final coup de grâce here, along with jiggling jello and super-fake cakes, is a self-serve soft ice cream dispenser..
death blow, finishing blow, kiss of death, final blow
informal KO, kayo
Late 17th century: French, literally 'stroke of grace'.
Words that rhyme with coup de grâcebrass, carse, class, farce, glass, grass, Grasse, impasse, Kars, kick-ass, kvass, Laplace, Maas, Madras, outclass, pass, sparse, stained glass, surpass, upper class, volte-face
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Syllabification: coup de grâce
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