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trompe d'œil

See also: trompe-d'œil

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EtymologyEdit

A misconstruction of trompe l’œil on French roots: trompe (deceives) + d’ (of) + œil (eye).

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trompe d’œil

  1. common misconstruction of trompe l’œil
    • 1970, June 11th: New Scientist, issue 530, page 1
      Trompe d’œil effects such as false perspectives painted on walls are common.