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1[mass noun] Visual illusion in art, especially as used to trick the eye into perceiving a painted detail as a three-dimensional object:‘look at the pillars and arches around the immense dome—they are trompe l'œil’‘his love of classical trompe l'œil is sometimes a little precious’[as modifier] ‘trompe l'œil architectural details’‘trompe l'œil marble’
- 1.1[count noun] A painting or design intended to create a visual illusion:‘she climbed up to paint a trompe l'œil over the brackets as camouflage’
- 1.1[count noun] A painting or design intended to create a visual illusion:
French, literally deceives the eye.
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