Definition of retroussé in English:

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retroussé

Pronunciation: /rəˈtruːseɪ/

adjective

(Of a person’s nose) turned up at the tip in an attractive way.
Example sentences
  • Suddenly, every issue of Vogue had picture after picture of the most incredible person: coltish limbs, with a tiny face, retroussé nose, huge eyes and an adorable fringe.
  • She has a small frame, twinkling eyes and a retroussé nose which makes her look mischievous.
  • The privileged ones among us saw a slight girl in white mousseline with brown hair, a retroussé nose, laughing eyes, and a mouth whose curves inclined by nature upward.

Origin

Early 19th century: French, literally 'tucked up', past participle of retrousser.

Words that rhyme with retroussé

repoussé

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: re|troussé

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