Definition of coulisse in English:

coulisse

noun

  • 1A flat piece of scenery at the side of the stage in a theatre.

    stage set, set, flats, backdrop, drop curtain
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    1. 1.1the coulisses The spaces between the flat pieces of scenery at the side of a stage; the wings.

Origin

Early 19th century: French, feminine of coulis ‘sliding’, based on Latin colare ‘to flow’.

Pronunciation

coulisse

/kuːˈliːs/