[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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Historical Examples of prix

  • A woman cannot give her heart as a prix Montyon, or there might be more bachelors than there are.

  • In 1888 the Prix Bordin of the Institut was conferred on her.

    Astronomy for Amateurs

    Camille Flammarion

  • M. Besnard, who was not a pupil of his, nevertheless owed him his Prix de Rome.


    Albert Keim

  • When very young, he won the great "prix de Rome" by his "Death of Beaurepaire."

    Odette's Marriage

    Albert Delpit

  • He then had him prepared at one of the Academy ateliers for competing for the Prix de Rome.


    Paul G. Konody

British Dictionary definitions for prix



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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