douceur


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dou·ceur

 (do͞o-sûr′, -sœr′)
n.
Money given as a tip, gratuity, or bribe.

[French, from Late Latin dulcor, sweetness, from Latin dulcis, sweet.]

douceur

(duːˈsɜː; French dusœr)
n
1. (Commerce) a gratuity, tip, or bribe
2. sweetness
[C17: from French, from Late Latin dulcor, from Latin dulcis sweet]

dou•ceur

(duˈsɜr)

n.
1. a gratuity; tip.
2. a conciliatory gift or bribe.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French: sweetness < Late Latin dulcor < Latin dulcis sweet. See -eur]
Translations

douceur

[duːˈsɜːʳ] N (frm) (= gift, tip etc) → gratificación f
References in classic literature ?
The impertinence of these kind of scrutinies, moreover, was generally concluded with a compliment, which though meant as its douceur, was considered by Marianne as the greatest impertinence of all; for after undergoing an examination into the value and make of her gown, the colour of her shoes, and the arrangement of her hair, she was almost sure of being told that upon "her word she looked vastly smart, and she dared to say she would make a great many conquests.
Face a ce desolant spectacle, les citoyens et les visiteurs, aussi bien nationaux qu'etrangers adeptes de la douceur de l'hiver dans la capitale du Souss, n'ont que les yeux pour pleurer cette decheance deconcertante.
Les deux predecesseurs de Xi Jinping, Jiang Zemin et Hu Jintao, avaient quitte le sommet de l'Etat au bout de 10 ans, permettant ainsi une transition en douceur.
To fully enjoy the autumn douceur de vivre on the French Riviera, the hotel offers Autumn Escape - Third Night Free.
Even with a lower douceur this could still be attractive to the seller and bring the item within the financial compass of a public purchaser.
The Equilibre and Fraicheur chips are more tannic, while the Douceur and Intense have more of an aromatic effect.
Publication Year/Title Song Title 1910/Sept Chansons Douceur du soir ("Soir sur la mer") Mains lasses Le son du corps L'espoir luit Nocturne Reverie Correspondances 1901-1905/Trois La vie anterieure melodies Desirs d'hiver Heures ternes 1910/ Elegies Desir Dans le parc Soir Arriere-saison 1920/L'offrande lyrique Cueille cette frele fleur Si tu ne parle pas Si le jour est passe A mes cotes, il est venu s'asseoir Oui je le sais bien Lumiere
I hope it brings you its loving spirit, its elegance, its douceur de vivre.
Dedicating the film to the memory of her own father, German writer-director Sandra Nettelbeck has adapted from a novel called La Douceur Assassine (Sweetness Murders).
Et aujourd'hui, je vous assure que dans les rues de Tunis, on vit normalement, il fait beau, on commence a croquer un peu plus du beau temps et de la douceur de la vie tunisienne.
Historical Harpsichord Technique: Developing La douceur du toucher.
La realite de l'expatriation est si pregnante dans ses creations qu'il cherche, en profusion, a etablir un pont entre sa culture d'origine et la culture europeenne et raccourcir les distances dans la serenite, l'harmonie et la douceur.