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-​ˈprē(z) How to pronounce grand prix (audio) , ˈgrän-​ˈprē(z) \

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 The inner door panels feature a special motif depicting the visual evolution of Bugatti’s most famous cars, from the early grand prix racers to the Chiron. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 21 June 2022 His other credits include Joint Security Area, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, a prestigious Cannes grand prix for Old Boy, a jury prize for Thirst, Stoker, The Little Drummer Girl and The Handmaiden. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Aug. 2022 Williams driver Alexander Albon was also caught up in the grand prix carnage and flown to hospital in Coventry by helicopter for precautionary checks. Reuters, NBC News, 4 July 2022 Long Beach’s grand prix street race, which dropped its first green flag in 1975, is one of the few survivors from the massive events like the Santa Monica and Venice and Pasadena races. Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2022 Well, Gilles Villeneuve may have been the fastest and boldest driver in Formula One, winner of six grand prix races, before his death in a racing crash a dozen years before the question. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 May 2022 Seeking a victory in his home grand prix, Sainz later was blown off course by the wind in the same spot as Verstappen but ultimately rallied to finish fourth. Joseph Wilson, ajc, 22 May 2022 The grand prix winner will receive a cash prize of 10,000 euros, and winners of the other two categories will receive 5,000 euros each. Morgan Sung, NBC News, 17 May 2022 The organization is funded by both donations and participants’ entrance fees to the grand prix, though Hodgkinson said the fees are waived for participants who cannot afford them. Pioneer Press Staff,, 21 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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“Grand prix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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