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concours d'élégance

[French kawn-koor dey-ley-gahns; English kong-koo r del-i-gahns, -gans] /French kɔ̃ kur deɪ leɪˈgɑ̃s; English kɒŋˈkʊər ˌdɛl ɪˈgɑns, -ˈgæns/
noun, plural concours d'élégance
[French kawn-koor dey-ley-gahns; English kong-koo rz del-i-gahns, -gans] /French kɔ̃ kur deɪ leɪˈgɑ̃s; English kɒŋˈkʊərz ˌdɛl ɪˈgɑns, -ˈgæns/ (Show IPA)
1.
a public exhibition and competition in which automobiles or other vehicles are judged, chiefly on the basis of elegance and beauty.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < French: literally, elegance competition
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British Dictionary definitions for concours délégance

concours d'élégance

/kɔ̃kur deleɡɑ̃s/
noun
1.
a parade of cars or other vehicles, prizes being awarded to the most elegant, best designed, or best turned-out
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