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cause célèbrenoun [C]

uk   /ˌkɔːz.selˈeb.rə/  us   /ˌkɑːz-/ (plural causes célèbres /ˌkɔːz.selˈeb.rə/  us /ˌkɑːz-/ )
an ​event, such as a ​famouslegaltrial, that ​attracts a lot of ​publicattention
(Definition of cause célèbre from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cause célèbre”
in Chinese (Simplified) 轰动一时的事件, 引起公众关注的诉讼案…
in Chinese (Traditional) 轟動一時的事件, 引起公眾關注的訴訟案…
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