au courant

au cou·​rant | \ ˌō-ku̇-ˈräⁿ How to pronounce au courant (audio) \

Definition of au courant

1a : fully informed : up-to-date trying to stay au courant
b : fashionable, stylish au courant outfits
2 : fully familiar : conversant

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Synonyms & Antonyms for au courant


cool [slang], def [slang], downtown, groovy, hep, hip, in, mod, now, trendy, turned-on, with-it


out, uncool, unhip, untrendy

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Examples of au courant in a Sentence

I try to stay au courant with the latest developments in the industry. au courant filmgoers have dismissed Hollywood's latest effects-laden actioner as so last year

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From Home’s interrogation of a very au courant issue — the omnipresence of illusions, and our inability to trust supposedly honest sources — will carry through to the next Spidey adventure. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Spider-Man: Far From Home turns a class-conscious hero into a tech bro," 3 July 2019 The building’s exterior architecture–which feels equal parts au courant and a form of the future–transitions into a luminescent and geometric interior, inspired by Light and Space artists of the 1960s. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Bottega Veneta Just Opened Their Futuristic Six-Story Tokyo Flagship," 8 Dec. 2018 The au courant Midwestern sound was grunge with vocals lowered by an octave. Nell Zink, Harper's magazine, "Marmalade Sky," 24 June 2019 Bausch being dead, her work will eventually cease to be au courant. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, "Can Modern Dance Be Preserved?," 24 June 2019 To Order Online This Summer Perhaps not since Britney Spears’s Pepsi partnership, have canned beverages been so cool and au courant. Michelle Santiago Cortés,, "Is Hard Lemonade The New Drink Of Summer? Trader Joe's Thinks So," 20 June 2019 Celebrities everywhere began growing theirs out to stay au courant, and in fashion the mentality was the bushier, the better. Glamour, "I Went to Meghan Markle's Favorite Brow Place and Learned So Many Secrets," 10 May 2019 Always au courant with makeup, Patricia also sings the praises of #FauxFilter Foundation by Huda. Luzanne Otte, Town & Country, "A Day in the Life of Southern Charm's Patricia Altschul," 12 July 2018 The decade's combination of free-form and mod feels forever resonant—particularly when aesthetics are tweaked to play up au courant trends. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Fendi Gives the Couture Cat Eye a Bold New Runway Spin," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of au courant

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for au courant

French, literally, in the current

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English Language Learners Definition of au courant

: knowing about the newest information, trends, etc.
: stylish or current

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