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bon mot(bôN mō′)
n. pl. bons mots (bôN mō′, mōz′)
A clever saying; a witticism.
[French : bon, good + mot, word.]
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bon mot(French bɔ̃ mo)
n, pl bons mots (bɔ̃ mo)
a clever and fitting remark
[French, literally: good word]
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bon mot(bɔ̃ ˈmoʊ)
pl. bons mots (bɔ̃ ˈmoʊz)
a witty remark or comment; witticism.
[1725–35; < French: literally, good word]
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A French phrase meaning good word, used to mean a witticism.
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|Noun||1.||bon mot - a clever remark|
humor, wit, witticism, wittiness, humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
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noun joke, sally, gag (informal), quip, jibe, barb, jest, witticism, smart remark, witty remark, funny (informal), pithy remark, sardonic remark He was a genius for dissolving a tense situation with a bon mot.
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bon mot[ˈbɒnˈməʊ] N → agudeza f
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n → Bonmot nt (geh)
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