succès de scandale


suc·​cès de scan·​dale sək-ˌsā-də-skäⁿ-ˈdäl How to pronounce succès de scandale (audio)
: something (such as a work of art) that wins popularity or notoriety because of its scandalous nature
also : the reception accorded such a piece

Word History


French, literally, success of scandal

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of succès de scandale was in 1896

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Cite this Entry

“Succès de scandale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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