succès de scandale

noun
suc·​cès de scan·​dale | \ sək-ˌsā-də-skäⁿ-ˈdäl How to pronounce succès de scandale (audio) , (ˌ)sük- \

Definition of succès de scandale

: something (such as a work of art) that wins popularity or notoriety because of its scandalous nature also : the reception accorded such a piece

First Known Use of succès de scandale

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for succès de scandale

French, literally, success of scandal

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“Succès de scandale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/succ%C3%A8s%20de%20scandale. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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