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je ne sais quoinoun [S]

uk   /ˌʒə nə seɪ ˈkwɑː/  us   /ˌʒə nə seɪ ˈkwɑː/
French for 'I don't ​know what': a ​pleasingquality that cannot be ​exactlynamed or ​described: Although he's not ​conventionallyattractive, he has a ​certain je ne sais quoi that makes him ​popular with the ​ladies.
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