Definition of quelle surprise in US English:

quelle surprise

(also quel surprise)

exclamation

  • ‘What a surprise!’ Chiefly used ironically, implying that a situation or event is unsurprising, typical, or predictable.

Origin

1950s. From French quelle surprise what a surprise from quelle, feminine singular of quel what + surprise.

Pronunciation

quelle surprise

/ˌkɛl səˈpriːz/