coup de thé|â|tre

coup de thé|â|tre
coup de thé|â|tre «KOO duh tay AH truh», French.
1. a sensational turn or trick in a play: »

The text exhibits in a high degree Verdi's weaknesses in mistaking coups de théâtre for drama (London Times).

2. any sudden action that produces a sensational effect.
3. (literally) stroke of theater.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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