Definition of concours in English:

concours

(also concours d'élégance)

noun

  • An exhibition or parade of vintage or classic motor vehicles in which prizes are awarded for those in the best or most original condition:

    [as modifier] ‘condition is what counts: a concours Mark 1 will fetch more than a ropy Mark 2 six years its junior’
    • ‘But unless you are in high school, or at a tailgate party before a football game, or at a classic car concours d' elegance, parking lots are not the kind of place you want to hang around.’
    • ‘The Road & Track concours d' elegance (car show) for race cars will fill the Village of Elkhart Lake on Friday evening and the Road & Track sports car concourse d' elegance will be the attraction Saturday evening.’
    • ‘A number of the ever-popular MGBs will come under the hammer, including a concours 1973 Roadster (estimate: £7,500 - £8,500) and a 1974 ‘chrome bumper’’
    • ‘And what sort of landowner would refuse to play host to a concours d' élégance at which owners of magnificent chariots - Lagondas, Delages, Rolls-Royces - could admire each other's turnout?’
    • ‘The latest Festival concours winner joined by Kirk MacDonald, hubby Kieran Overs and Barry Romberg.’
    • ‘The Autoglym Classic is Europe's leading concours championship, and its awards are highly prized.’
    • ‘Throughout the weekend, static and moving displays, concours, passenger rides, funfairs and hot air balloons will all add to the atmosphere.’
    • ‘The classic car magazines are full of adverts for these cute and very usable classics and prices range from around £2,000 for a usable example up to around £5,000 for concours or for the rare and sought after cabriolet versions.’
    procession, march, cavalcade, motorcade, carcade, cortège, ceremony, spectacle, display, pageant, concours, file, train, column
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Origin

French, contest (of elegance).

Pronunciation:

concours

/ˈkɒ̃kʊə/