One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A short story as a form of literary composition.
- ‘One is the oral/written interface in the conte, in particular the stylistic and syntactic make-up of contemporary oral storytelling, with a particular interest in negation, inversion, detachment, and speech and thought presentation.’
- 1.1 A medieval narrative tale.
French, based on Latin computare ‘reckon, sum up’.
A kind of hard, grease-free crayon used as a medium for artwork.‘powerful drawings in rough red conté’
- ‘This is a red conte drawing from art class.’
- ‘In this lesson you'll learn how to create a dry wash, how to sketch a butterfly and how to draw it in pastel or colored Conte.’
Mid 19th century: named after Nicolas J. Conté (1755–1805), the French inventor who developed it.
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