coups de theatre

coup de théâtre

[kooduh tey-ah-truh]
noun, plural coups de théâtre [kooduh tey-ah-truh] . French.
a surprising or unexpected turn of events in a play.
a sensational and unexpected turn in the plot of a drama.
any theatrical trick intended to have a sensational effect. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
coup de théâtre (ku də teɑtrə)
n , pl coups de théâtre
1.  a dramatic turn of events, esp in a play
2.  a sensational device of stagecraft
3.  a stage success
[literally: stroke of the theatre]

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