[ ey-twee, et-wee ]
/ eɪˈtwi, ˈɛt wi /
noun, plural e·tuis.
a small, often decorative case, especially one for needles, toilet articles, or the like.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!
How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
Origin of etui
1605–15; < French étui, Old French estui holder, noun derivative of estuier to keep < Vulgar Latin *studiāre to treat with care
Words nearby etui
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British Dictionary definitions for etwee
/ (ɛˈtwiː) /
noun plural étuis
a small usually ornamented case for holding needles, cosmetics, or other small articles
Word Origin for étui
C17: from French, from Old French estuier to enclose; see tweezers
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