French. a lucky discovery or a found treasure: The researcher described her experience finding a long-lost Sappho poem as the trouvaille of a lifetime.The flea market has plenty of junk, but there are always some veritable trouvailles: art, antiques, wood carvings, and far more.
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How to use trouvaille in a sentence
Your best trouvaille on that expedition was hidden in those undreamed-of nights of moonlight and music.Days Off | Henry Van Dyke
The gown I had already discovered—a trouvaille and genuinely of the epoch; an enticing pink silk with glowing shadows.The Nest, The White Pagoda, The Suicide, A Forsaken Temple, Miss Jones and The Masterpiece | Anne Douglas Sedgwick
He presented it to an only languidly entertained neighborhood as a trouvaille of his own choice.T. Tembarom | Frances Hodgson Burnett
Two years later, this indefatigable friend spent some weeks at Simancas, where he unearthed many an interesting trouvaille.William Hickling Prescott | Harry Thurston Peck
Toute trouvaille,vii as our authors aptly remark, procure une jouissance.Introduction to the Study of History | Charles V. Langlois