[kooduh tey-ah-truh] /kudə teɪˈɑ trə/

noun, plural coups de théâtre
[kooduh tey-ah-truh] /kudə teɪˈɑ trə/ (Show IPA). 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.
/ku də teɑtrə/
noun (pl) coups de théâtre (ku də teɑtrə)
a dramatic turn of events, esp in a play
a sensational device of stagecraft
a stage success


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