[ 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
/ (French ɡrɑ̃ pri) /
- any of a series of formula motor races held to determine the annual Drivers' World Championship
- (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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