Meaning of “coup de théâtre” in the English Dictionary

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"coup de théâtre" in British English

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coup de théâtrenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkuː də teɪˈɑː.trə/ us /ˌkuː də teɪˈɑː.trə/ plural coups de théâtre uk /ˌkuː.də.teɪˈɑː.trə / us

a sudden and surprising event, especially in a play:

There's a brilliant coup de théâtre at the end of the play.

(Definition of “coup de théâtre” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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