tour de force


tour de force

noun \ˌtr-də-ˈfrs\

: a very skillful and successful effort or performance

plural tours de force \same\

Full Definition of TOUR DE FORCE

:  a feat or display of strength, skill, or ingenuity <the movie is a comic tour de force>

Examples of TOUR DE FORCE

  1. The book is a tour de force.
  2. Her performance in the play was a real tour de force.

Origin of TOUR DE FORCE

French
First Known Use: 1802

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: tourelle
Previous Word in the Dictionary: tourbillion
All Words Near: tour de force

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up tour de force? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More