Definition of Coup d'oeil

1. Noun. A quick look.

Exact synonyms: Glance, Glimpse
Generic synonyms: Look, Looking, Looking At
Specialized synonyms: Eye-beaming, Side-glance, Side-look
Derivative terms: Glance, Glimpse

Definition of Coup d'oeil

1. Noun. The ability to understand much at a glance. ¹

2. Noun. The ability to understand much at a glance. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coup D'oeil

county courthouse
county fair
county family
county line
county palatine
county seat
county seats
county town
coup d'arret
coup d'etat
coup d'oeil
coup d'œil
coup d'état
coup d'états
coup de force
coup de foudre
coup de grace
coup de grâce
coup de main
coup de maitre
coup de sabre
coup de theatre
coup de théâtre
coup injury of brain
coup stick
coup sticks

Literary usage of Coup d'oeil

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1. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1810)
"Coup-d'oeil sur, fyc. Cursory Fiew of the actual State of ancient Literature, and of History in Germany. A Report delivered to the third Class of the French ..."

2. Historical Collections of Virginia: Containing a Collection of the Most by Henry Howe (1845)
"On one side, specimens of sculpture set oat in such order as to exhibit, at a coup d'oeil, the historical progress of that art, from the first rude attempts ..."

3. A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831 to 1847 by Thomas Raikes (1857)
"I went with Stuart, and the coup d'oeil from the canale was beautiful. The Dogana, the Salute, and other public buildings on the quays and islands, ..."

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