concours d'elegance

noun
con·​cours d'e·​le·​gance | \ (ˌ)kōⁿ-ˌku̇r-ˌdā-lā-ˈgäⁿs How to pronounce concours d'elegance (audio) \
plural concours d'elegance\ (ˌ)kōⁿ-​ˌku̇r-​ˌdā-​lā-​ˈgäⁿs or  -​ˌku̇rz-​ˌdā-​ \

Definition of concours d'elegance

: a show or contest of vehicles and accessories in which the entries are judged chiefly on excellence of appearance and turnout

First Known Use of concours d'elegance

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for concours d'elegance

French concours d'élégance, literally, competition of elegance

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“Concours d'elegance.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concours%20d%27elegance. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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