Pronounced: AY-lee-uh-tawr-ee (alt 1: AY-lee-uh-tore-ee; alt 2: AL-ee-uh-tawr-ee; alt 3: AL-ee-uh-tore-ee)

Notes: Lots of ways to pronounce this word; I didn’t know the meaning

Yesterday’s phrase

The phrase tour de force means “a feat of strength, skill, or ingenuity: an exceptional performance or achievement”

First usage

The phrase came into English in the early 1800s

Background / Comments

As you can tell, this phrase is French; it is from tour (turn; feat) plus de (of) plus force (strength). This entry was marginal; I’ve heard the word multiple times and had an idea of the meaning.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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