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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French tour de force(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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NounEdit

tour de force m ‎(genitive Tour de Force, no plural)

  1. strenuous effort, tour de force

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