Definition of quatre-couleur in US English:

quatre-couleur

(also quatre-couleurs)

adjective

  • Of an objet d'art: made of or decorated with carved gold of several (especially four) different colours. Also as noun: this style of decoration (rare).

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The Times. From French quatre couleurs from quatre four + couleurs, plural of couleur.

Pronunciation

quatre-couleur

/ˌkatrəkuːˈləː/