en surtout

adverb (or adjective) en sur·tout \¦äⁿ(ˌ)sər¦tü, äⁿ ˈsərˌtü\

Definition of en surtout

  1. :  in a centered position on another as if laid on top of it —used of one coat of arms in respect to another, especially of that of a wife in respect to that of her husband

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of en surtout

French, literally, as a centerpiece


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up en surtout? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!