tour de force

play
noun \ˌtu̇r-də-ˈfȯrs\

Definition of tour de force

plural

tours de force

play \same\
  1. :  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.

Origin and Etymology of tour de force

French


First Known Use: 1802


TOUR DE FORCE Defined for English Language Learners

tour de force

play
noun \ˌtu̇r-də-ˈfȯrs\

Definition of tour de force for English Language Learners

  • : a very skillful and successful effort or performance


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