tour de force

noun \ ˌtu̇r-də-ˈfȯrs \
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of tour de force

plural tours de force play \ˌtu̇r-də-ˈfȯrs\
: a feat or display of strength, skill, or ingenuity
  • the movie is a comic tour de force

Examples of tour de force in a Sentence

  1. The book is a tour de force.

  2. Her performance in the play was a real tour de force.

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Origin and Etymology of tour de force

French

tour de force Synonyms


TOUR DE FORCE Defined for English Language Learners

tour de force

Definition of tour de force for English Language Learners

  • : a very skillful and successful effort or performance



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