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coup de théâtre

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sudden dramatic turn of events in a play.
  • noun An unexpected and sensational event, especially one that reverses or negates a prevailing situation.

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  • noun A sudden or unexpected event in a play, pulled off by the author, the director, or even an actor.
  • noun A theatrical trick or gesture, something staged for dramatic effect.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French : coup, stroke + de, of + théâtre, theater.]

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From French: coup de théâtre

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  • 1. a sudden dramatic turn of events in a play.

    2. an unexpected and sensational event, especially one that reverses or negates a prevailing situation. (from WordCraft)

    May 20, 2008