coup d'essai

French noun phrase
coup d'es·​sai | \ kü-dā-se How to pronounce coup d'essai (audio) \

Definition of coup d'essai

: first attempt : experiment : trial

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“Coup d'essai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coup%20d%27essai. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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