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succès de scandale

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noun suc·cès de scan·dale \sək-ˌsā-də-skäⁿ-ˈdäl, (ˌ)sük-\

Definition of succès de scandale

  1. :  something (as a work of art) that wins popularity or notoriety because of its scandalous nature; also :  the reception accorded such a piece



Origin of succès de scandale

French, literally, success of scandal


First Known Use: 1896


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