Definition of conte in English:

conte

noun

  • 1A short story as a form of literary composition.

    • ‘One is the oral/written interface in the conte, in particular the stylistic and syntactic make-up of contemporary oral storytelling, with a particular interest in negation, inversion, detachment, and speech and thought presentation.’
    1. 1.1A medieval narrative tale.

Origin

French, based on Latin computare reckon, sum up.

Pronunciation:

conte

/French kɔ̃t//kɒnt/

Definition of Conté in English:

Conté

noun

  • [mass noun] A kind of hard, grease-free crayon used as a medium for artwork.

    [as modifier] ‘Conté pastels’
    • ‘This is a red conte drawing from art class.’
    • ‘In this lesson you'll learn how to create a dry wash, how to sketch a butterfly and how to draw it in pastel or colored Conte.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: named after Nicolas J. Conté (1755–1805), the French inventor who developed it.

Pronunciation:

Conté

/French kɔ̃t//kɒnt/