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je ne sais quoi

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noun \zhə-nə-ˌsā-ˈkwä\

Simple Definition of je ne sais quoi

  • : a pleasant quality that is hard to describe

Full Definition of je ne sais quoi

  1. :  something that cannot be adequately described or expressed

Examples of je ne sais quoi

  1. Although the sculpture had flaws, it also had a certain je ne sais quoi that made it very appealing.



Origin of je ne sais quoi

French, literally, I know not what


First Known Use: circa 1656


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