cause célèbre

noun cause cé·lè·bre \ ˌkȯz-sə-ˈleb , -ˈle-brə , ˌkōz- , -ˈlebrᵊ \
variants: or less commonly cause celebre

Definition of cause célèbre

plural causes célèbres also causes celebres play \ same \
1 :a legal case that excites widespread interest
2 :a notorious person, thing, incident, or episode

Examples of cause célèbre in a Sentence

  1. a cause célèbre from some reality TV show whose fame hadn't even lasted the proverbial 15 minutes

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Origin and Etymology of cause célèbre

French, literally, celebrated case


CAUSE CÉLÈBRE Defined for English Language Learners

cause célèbre

noun

Definition of cause célèbre for English Language Learners

  • : a legal case or an event that a lot of people become interested in


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