objet de vertu

/ (ɒbˈʒeɪ də vɜːˈtuː) /

nounplural objets de vertu (ɒbˈʒeɪ də vɜːˈtuː)
  1. an object of virtu: See virtu

Origin of objet de vertu

French, coined by the British as a translation of object of virtu but literally meaning only ``object of virtue''

Words Nearby objet de vertu

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How to use objet de vertu in a sentence

  • It certainly isn't necessary to know what or molu is, nor to have any other objet de vertu but your wife.

    The Potiphar Papers | George William Curtis