grand prix

noun, often capitalized G&P, often attributive
\ ˈgräⁿ-ˈprē How to pronounce grand prix (audio) , ˈgrän-ˈprē How to pronounce grand prix (audio) \
plural grand prix also grands prix\ ˈgräⁿ-​ˈprēz , ˈgräⁿ-​ˈprē(z) How to pronounce grand prix (audio) \

Definition of grand prix

1 : the highest level of international equestrian competition also : a contest at this level
2 : one of a series of international formula car races also : a high-level competition in another sport (such as sailing) that is often part of a series

Examples of grand prix in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Run over 100 kilometers during grand prix weekends, sprint qualifying will give the winner three points down to one point for third. John Sinnott, CNN, 4 July 2021 Alongside the Olympics and Euro 2020, there are the South American men’s soccer championships, NBA finals, tennis grand slams, golf majors, F1 grand prix, and an England vs India cricket test series. Hasit Shah, Quartz, 21 June 2021 Mercedes also confirmed that George Russell will be returning to race for Williams in the final grand prix of the 2020 season, after the young Briton was deputized for Hamilton at the Sakhir Grand Prix. Matias Grez, CNN, 10 Dec. 2020 Gasly had only ever finished on the podium once before -- coming second in Brazil last year -- and had never previously led a lap of a grand prix. Matias Grez, CNN, 6 Sep. 2020 In fact, only one driver in the top six had ever won a grand prix before -- the 40-year-old Kimi Räikkönen. Matias Grez, CNN, 6 Sep. 2020 After all, a female has not raced in F1 for more than 40 years, and just six women have taken part in a grand prix weekend. Sarah Holt, CNN, 20 Aug. 2020 Perez will remain in self-isolation for 10 days, per the UK's guidelines, which also rules him out of next weekend's grand prix at the same track. Matias Grez, CNN, 31 July 2020 For his first grand prix, Hamilton had qualified fourth. Aimee Lewis, CNN, 2 July 2020

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First Known Use of grand prix

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grand prix

French Grand Prix de Paris, an international horse race established 1863, literally, grand prize of Paris

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19 Jul 2021

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“Grand prix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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