coup d'oeil

\ kü-ˈdər How to pronounce coup d'oeil (audio) , -ˈdə, -ˈdə-ē, -ˈdœ-yə How to pronounce coup d'oeil (audio) \
plural coups d'oeil\ kü-​ˈdər How to pronounce coups d'oeil (audio) , -​ˈdə , -​ˈdə-​ē , -​ˈdœ-​yə How to pronounce coups d'oeil (audio) \

Definition of coup d'oeil

: a brief survey : glance

First Known Use of coup d'oeil

1739, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coup d'oeil

French, literally, stroke of the eye

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“Coup d'oeil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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