coup de théâtre

play
noun coup de thé·âtre \ ˌkü-də-tā-ˈätrᵊ \
variants: or coup de theatre

Definition of coup de théâtre

plural coups de théâtre or coups de theatre play \ˌkü-də-tā-ˈätrᵊ\
1 :a sudden sensational turn in a play; also :a sudden dramatic effect or turn of events
2 :a theatrical success

Origin and Etymology of coup de théâtre

French coup de théâtre, literally, stroke of theater


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