coup d'oeil

noun

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 coup d'oeil (audio)
-ˈdə,
-ˈdə-ē,
-ˈdœ-yə How to pronounce coup d'oeil (audio)
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Word History

Etymology

French, literally, stroke of the eye

First Known Use

1739, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coup d'oeil was in 1739

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Cite this Entry

“Coup d'oeil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coup%20d%27oeil. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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