[gawn-koor; for 2 also English gon-koo r]
- Ed·mond Louis An·toine Hu·ot de [ed-mawn lwee ahn-twan y-oh duh] /ɛdˈmɔ̃ lwi ɑ̃ˈtwan üˈoʊ də/, 1822–96, and his brother Jules Al·fred Huot de [zhyl al-fred] /ʒyl alˈfrɛd/, 1830–70, French art critics, novelists, and historians: collaborators until the death of Jules.
- Prix [pree; English pree] /pri; English pri/, an annual award of money made by a French literary society (Académie Goncourt) for the best prose work of the year.
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Examples from the Web for goncourt
The Goncourt, the French literary prize, has lifelong judges—often themselves novelists.
When the Booker Prize was launched as the “British Goncourt” in 1969, it was met by a universal guffaw.
But at least the Goncourt, with its derisory 50NF cash reward, had clean hands.
This is a novel which was awarded the Goncourt prize in 1921.
The essay on the Goncourt is important, and we find in it typical dissociation.Instigations
And Goncourt assimilated this method with surprising results.
His characters, like Goncourt's, suffer from paralysis of the will, from hypersthesia.
Here she became acquainted with Zola, Goncourt, Daudet, and others.The Modern Woman's Rights Movement
- 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
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