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tour de force

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French “feat of strength” circa 19th century.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA: /ˌtuɹ.dəˈfoɹs/ or /-ˈfɔɹs/

NounEdit

tour de force (plural tours de force)

  1. A feat demonstrating brilliance or mastery in a field.
    Now orbiting Earth, Gravity Probe B is a technological tour de force.
  2. An outstanding display of skill.

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