Grand Prix

[ French grahn pree ]
/ French grɑ̃ ˈpri /

noun, plural Grand Prix, Grands Prix, Grand Prixes [all pronounced French grahn preez] /all pronounced French grɑ̃ ˈpriz/.

(sometimes lowercase) any of various major automobile races over a long, arduous course, especially an international car race held each year over the same course.

Origin of Grand Prix

1905–10; < French: grand prize
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British Dictionary definitions for grand prix

Grand Prix
/ (French ɡrɑ̃ pri) /

noun

  1. any of a series of formula motor races held to determine the annual Drivers' World Championship
  2. (as modifier)a Grand Prix car
horse racing a race for three-year-old horses run at Maisons Lafitte near Paris
a very important competitive event in various other sports, such as athletics, snooker, or powerboating

Word Origin for Grand Prix

French: great prize
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