[pyes duh rey-zee-stahns; English pee-es duh ri-zee-stahns] /pyɛs də reɪ ziˈstɑ̃s; English piˈɛs də rɪ ziˈstɑns/
noun, plural pièces de résistance
[pyes duh rey-zee-stahns; English pee-es duh ri-zee-stahns] /pyɛs də reɪ ziˈstɑ̃s; English piˈɛs də rɪ ziˈstɑns/ (Show IPA). French.
the principal dish of a meal.
the most noteworthy or prized feature, aspect, event, article, etc., of a series or group; special item or attraction.
/pjɛs də rezistɑ̃s/
the principal or most outstanding item in a series or creative artist’s work
the main dish of a meal
1831, from French pièce de résistance, originally “the most substantial dish in a meal.” Lit. “piece of resistance;” there seems to be disagreement as to the exact signification.
[pees-dahyd] /ˈpisˌdaɪd/ adjective 1. dyed after weaving (opposed to ). adjective 1. (of fabric) dyed after weaving Compare yarn-dyed
plural noun 1. goods, especially fabrics, sold at retail by linear measure. plural noun 1. goods, esp fabrics, made in standard widths and lengths Also called yard goods
[pees-meel] /ˈpisˌmil/ adverb 1. piece by piece; one piece at a time; gradually: to work piecemeal. 2. into pieces or fragments: to tear a letter piecemeal. adjective 3. done piecemeal. /ˈpiːsˌmiːl/ adverb 1. by degrees; bit by bit; gradually 2. in or into pieces or piece from piece: to tear something piecemeal adjective 3. fragmentary […]
- Piece of calico
noun phrase A woman [first form 1880+, variant 1751+; piece meant ”woman” as long ago as the 1400s]