pièce de résistance

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noun pièce de ré·sis·tance \pē-ˌes-də-rə-ˌzē-ˈstän(t)s, -rā-, -ˈstäⁿs\

Definition of pièce de résistance

plural

pièces de résistance

\pē-ˌes-də-rə-ˌzē-ˈstän(t)s, -rā-, -ˈstäⁿs\
  1. 1 :  the chief dish of a meal

  2. 2 :  an outstanding item or event :  showpiece

Examples of pièce de résistance in a Sentence

  1. The pièce de résistance of the whole concert was when the two bands came onstage to perform together.

  2. The waiter suggested we try the restaurant's pièce de résistance: the chocolate soufflé.

Origin and Etymology of pièce de résistance

French, literally, piece of resistance


PIÈCE DE RÉSISTANCE Defined for English Language Learners

pièce de résistance

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Definition of pièce de résistance for English Language Learners

  • : the best or most important thing or event


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