Definition of tour de force in English:

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tour de force

Pronunciation: /ˌtʊə də ˈfɔːs/

noun (plural tours de force pronounced same)

A performance or achievement that has been accomplished or managed with great skill: his novel is a tour de force
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  • His group's success was a spectacular tour de force of meticulous technique and solid research design.
  • It's a tour de force of a performance; one that would be enough to recommend the film on its own.
  • Their self-titled debut was a tour de force, a record at once wildly experimental and eminently accessible.
triumph, masterpiece, supreme example, coup, marvellous feat, feather in one's cap, wonder, sensation, master stroke;
informal hit, knockout


French, literally 'feat of strength'.

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