Definition of coup de maître in English:

coup de maître


  • A master stroke.

    • ‘If Democracy in America is Tocqueville's coup d'essai, his coup de maître is L'Ancien Regime et la Revolution.’
    • ‘In a coup de maître of archaeological sleuthing, the scholar has recently located a sort of Rosetta stone for Quadratic C.’
    • ‘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.’
    masterpiece, sensation, marvel, wonder, triumph, winner, success, feat, coup, master stroke
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coup de maître

/ˌkuː də ˈmɛːtr(ə)//French ku də mɛtʀ/