Definition of trompe l'oeil in English:

trompe l'oeil

noun

  • 1Visual illusion in art, especially as used to trick the eye into perceiving a painted detail as a three-dimensional object.

    1. 1.1 A painting or design intended to create the illusion of a three-dimensional object.

Origin

French, literally ‘deceives the eye’.

Pronunciation

trompe l'oeil

/ˌtrômp ˈloi//ˌtrɔmp ˈlɔɪ/