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coup de grâce

Pronunciation: /ˌkuː də ˈɡrɑːs/
Pronunciation: /ku də ɡʀas/

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
More example sentences
  • 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..
Synonyms
death blow, finishing blow, killing, dispatch;
kiss of death
informal KO, kayo
1.1An action or event that serves as the culmination of a bad or deteriorating situation: Howarth delivered the coup de grâce with a penalty two minutes from time

Origin

French, literally 'stroke of grace'.

Words that rhyme with coup de grâce

brass, 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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