concours d'élégance

[French kawn-koor dey-ley-gahns; English kong-koo r del-i-gahns, -gans]

noun, plural con·cours d'é·lé·gance [French kawn-koor dey-ley-gahns; English kong-koo rz del-i-gahns, -gans] /French kɔ̃ kur deɪ leɪˈgɑ̃s; English kɒŋˈkʊərz ˌdɛl ɪˈgɑns, -ˈgæns/.

a public exhibition and competition in which automobiles or other vehicles are judged, chiefly on the basis of elegance and beauty.

Nearby words

  1. concordat,
  2. concorde,
  3. concordia,
  4. concorporate,
  5. concours,
  6. concourse,
  7. concrescence,
  8. concrete,
  9. concrete mixer,
  10. concrete music

Origin of concours d'élégance

1935–40; < French: literally, elegance competition Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for concours d'elegance

concours d'élégance


a parade of cars or other vehicles, prizes being awarded to the most elegant, best designed, or best turned-out
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