Definition of pensée in English:

pensée

noun

  • A thought or reflection put into literary form; an aphorism.

    ‘an unpretentious collection of comic pensées’
    • ‘Frustratingly, these pensées are almost invariably generalized.’
    • ‘Even so, Godard's barrage of images, sound bites, allusions and pensées remains invigorating rather than numbing, compelling us not only to look but to see and to hear.’
    • ‘‘Our nature consists in motion,’ wrote Pascal - a pensée purring beneath the far-flung dispatches of his first book.’
    • ‘In it, he integrates clips from favourite films with pensées on cinema's role in the century.’

Origin

French.

Pronunciation

pensée

/pɒ̃ˈseɪ//pɑ̃se/