Ed·mond Louis An·toine Hu·ot de [ed-mawnlwee ahn-twany-ohduh], /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 Gon·court [preegon-koor; French pree gawn-koor], /ˈpri gɒnˈkʊər; French pri gɔ̃ˈkur/, 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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How to use Goncourt in a sentence
The 69-year-old Modiano is well known, even celebrated, in France, where he has previously been awarded the coveted Prix Goncourt.
As well as the Bad Sex Award, it has already been lauded with the Prix Goncourt.
The Goncourt, the French literary prize, has lifelong judges—often themselves novelists.
But at least the Goncourt, with its derisory 50NF cash reward, had clean hands.
When the Booker Prize was launched as the “British Goncourt” in 1969, it was met by a universal guffaw.
Rightly has Edmond de Goncourt called him a lyric poet, the great poet of the eighteenth century.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) | Richard Muther
The paragraphs quoted are interesting, however, as showing De Goncourt's state of mind in that year.
Si les Goncourt taient devenus populaires, si la notion du style pouvait pntrer dans les cerveaux moyens!
Flaubert devait beaucoup Chateaubriand: il serait difficile de nommer le matre des Goncourt.
The sordid is there in all conscience as you would find it in De Goncourt, but Joyce's power is in his scope.
British Dictionary definitions for Goncourt
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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