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kudə teɪˈɑ trəcoup de the·atre

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coup de theatrenoun

    a dramatic surprise

  2. coup de theatrenoun

    a sensational bit of stagecraft

  3. coup de theatrenoun

    a highly successful theatrical production


  1. coup de théâtrenoun

    A sudden or unexpected event in a play, pulled off by the author, the director, or even an actor.

  2. coup de théâtrenoun

    A theatrical trick or gesture, something staged for dramatic effect.


  1. coup de theatre

    A coup de théâtre is a sudden, unexpected and dramatic twist or event in a theatrical play or dramatic performance. Often it refers to a plot twist that changes the story dramatically, altering the narrative in a way that surprises the audience. It can also refer to a dramatic or theatrical device or technique used to create such a surprise. The term originates from French, where "coup" means "stroke" or "blow" and "théâtre" means "theater".


  1. Coup De Theatre

    Coup de Theatre is the second album by Haiku D'Etat, released in 2004. Two singles from the album followed its release: Mike, Aaron & Eddie, including the title song and "All Good Things"; and Triumvirate, including the title song and "Top Qualified". Artists who make a guest appearance on the album are Busdriver, Lateef the Truth Speaker, Blackalicious and Lyrics Born. The song "Top Qualified" was also featured on the limited edition mixtape Supreme Lyricism by song collaborator Gift of Gab.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coup de theatre in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coup de theatre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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