[ re-troo-sey; French ruh-troo-sey ]
/ ˌrɛ truˈseɪ; French rə truˈseɪ /
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(especially of the nose) turned up.
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Words nearby retroussé
retrospect, retrospection, retrospective, retrospectively, retroussage, retroussé, retroversion, Retrovir, retrovirus, retrude, retrusion
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How to use retroussé in a sentence
She wasn't handsome, but she certainly was pretty, even though her nose was retrousse;, which is French for pug.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13|Elbert Hubbard
She asked her uncle who was that pretty girl with a nez retrousse.Love Me Little, Love Me Long|Charles Reade
His nose was short and retrousse, and his ears were rather prominent; but he was bright and attractive.The Financier|Theodore Dreiser
“Do let me have the mug,” implored Miss Burgoyne: she was a pretty little brunette with a nez retrousse.Not Like Other Girls|Rosa N. Carey
British Dictionary definitions for retroussé
/ (rəˈtruːseɪ, French rətruse) /
(of a nose) turned up
Word Origin for retroussé
C19: from French retrousser to tuck up; see truss
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