[kon-truh-zhoo r; French kawntruh-zhoor] /ˌkɒn trəˈʒʊər; French kɔ̃trəˈʒur/

(of a photograph) taken with the camera pointed more or less in the direction of the principal light source or with the strongest light behind the subject.

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  • Contredanse

    [kon-truh-dans, -dahns; French kawn-truh-dahns] /ˈkɒn trəˌdæns, -ˌdɑns; French kɔ̃ trəˈdɑ̃s/ noun, plural contredanses [kon-truh-dan-siz, -dahn-; French kawn-truh dahns] /ˈkɒn trəˌdæn sɪz, -ˌdɑn-; French kɔ̃ˈtrədɑ̃s/ (Show IPA) 1. a variation of the quadrille in which the dancers face each other. 2. a piece of music suitable for such a dance. /ˈkɒntrəˌdɑːns/ noun 1. a courtly Continental […]

  • Contre-partie

    [French kawntruh-par-tee] /French kɔ̃trə parˈti/ noun, Furniture. 1. (in buhlwork) an inlay composed of a design in tortoise shell on a background of brass.

  • Contretemps

    [kon-truh-tahn; French kawntruh-tahn] /ˈkɒn trəˌtɑ̃; French kɔ̃trəˈtɑ̃/ noun, plural contretemps [kon-truh-tahnz; French kawntruh-tahn] /ˈkɒn trəˌtɑ̃z; French kɔ̃trəˈtɑ̃/ (Show IPA) 1. an inopportune occurrence; an embarrassing mischance: He caused a minor contretemps by knocking over his drink. /ˈkɒntrəˌtɑːn; French kɔ̃trətɑ̃/ noun (pl) -temps 1. an awkward or difficult situation or mishap 2. (fencing) a feint made […]

  • Contrib.

    1. . 2. . abbreviation 1. contributor 1. contributor 2. contributing 3. contribution

  • Contributable

    [kuh n-trib-yoot] /kənˈtrɪb yut/ verb (used with object), contributed, contributing. 1. to give (money, time, knowledge, assistance, etc.) to a common supply, fund, etc., as for charitable purposes. 2. to furnish (an original written work, drawing, etc.) for publication: to contribute stories to a magazine. verb (used without object), contributed, contributing. 3. to give (money, […]

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