exposé

[ ek-spoh-zey ]
/ ˌɛk spoʊˈzeɪ /

noun

a public exposure or revelation, as of something discreditable: Certain cheap magazines make a fortune out of sensational exposés.

Nearby words

  1. exposure,
  2. exposure dose,
  3. exposure index,
  4. exposure keratitis,
  5. exposure meter,
  6. expound,
  7. express,
  8. express delivery,
  9. express lane,
  10. express mail

Origin of exposé

1795–1805; < French, noun use of past participle of exposer to expose

Can be confusedexpose exposé

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British Dictionary definitions for exposé

exposé

/ (ɛksˈpəʊzeɪ) /

noun

the act or an instance of bringing a scandal, crime, etc, to public notice
an article, book, or statement that discloses a scandal, crime, etc

expose

/ (ɪkˈspəʊz) /

verb (tr)

Derived Formsexposable, adjectiveexposal, nounexposer, noun

Word Origin for expose

C15: from Old French exposer, from Latin expōnere to set out; see exponent

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