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[gawn-koor; for 2 also English gon-koo r] /gɔ̃ˈkur; for 2 also English gɒnˈkʊər/
Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de
[ed-mawn lwee ahn-twan y-oh duh] /ɛdˈmɔ̃ lwi ɑ̃ˈtwan üˈoʊ də/ (Show IPA),
1822–96, and his brother Jules Alfred Huot de
[zhyl al-fred] /ʒyl alˈfrɛd/ (Show IPA)
1830–70, French art critics, novelists, and historians: collaborators until the death of Jules.
[pree;; English pree] /pri;; English pri/ (Show IPA)
an annual award of money made by a French literary society (Académie Goncourt) for the best prose work of the year. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Goncourt is not an artist, notwithstanding all his affectation and outcries; he is not an artist.

  • The essay on the Goncourt is important, and we find in it typical dissociation.

    Instigations Ezra Pound
  • Goncourt's Elisa at least interests us; Zola's Nana at all events appeals to our senses.

  • And Goncourt assimilated this method with surprising results.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • Here she became acquainted with Zola, Goncourt, Daudet, and others.

  • His characters, like Goncourt's, suffer from paralysis of the will, from hypersthesia.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • This is a novel which was awarded the Goncourt prize in 1921.

British Dictionary definitions for Goncourt


/French ɡɔ̃kur/
Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de (ɛdmɔ̃ lwi ɑ̃twan yo də), 1822–96, and his brother, Jules Alfred Huot de (ʒyl alfrɛd), 1830–70, French writers, noted for their collaboration, esp on their Journal, and for the Académie Goncourt founded by Edmond's will
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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