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coup de théâtre

noun [C] uk   /ˌkuː.də.teɪˈɑː.trə/ ( plural coups de théâtre   /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.
Translations of “coup de théâtre”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指戲劇中)劇情的突變…
in Chinese (Simplified) 剧情的突变…
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