Definition of moment critique in US English:

moment critique

noun

  • The crucial moment in a particular process, event, experience, etc. (Also with French definite article.).

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Malcolm Lowry (1909–1957), author. From French moment critique a decisive moment from moment + critique.

Pronunciation

moment critique

/ˌməʊmɒ̃ krɪˈtiːk/