Definition of coup de maître in English:

coup de maître

noun

  • A master stroke.

    • ‘If Democracy in America is Tocqueville's coup d'essai, his coup de maître is L'Ancien Regime et la Revolution.’
    • ‘Though the songs described above are luscious, the coup de maître is the album's finale. surely one of the great recordings in recent popular music.’
    • ‘In a coup de maître of archaeological sleuthing, the scholar has recently located a sort of Rosetta stone for Quadratic C.’
    masterpiece, sensation, marvel, wonder, triumph, winner, success, feat, coup, master stroke
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Origin

French.

Pronunciation

coup de maître

/ˌkuː də ˈmɛːtr(ə)//ku də mɛtʀ/