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trompe l'oeil(trômp′ loi′)
n. pl. trompe l'oeils (loi′)
1. A style of painting that is intended to give a convincing illusion of reality.
2. A painting or effect created in this style.
[French trompe l'œil : trompe, third person sing. present tense of tromper, to deceive + le, the + œil, eye.]
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trompe l'oeil(French trɔ̃p lœj)
n, pl trompe l'oeils (trɔ̃p lœj)
1. (Art Terms) a painting or decoration giving a convincing illusion of reality
2. (Art Terms) an effect of this kind
[from French, literally: deception of the eye]
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trompe l'oeil(Fr. trɔ̃p ˈlœ yə; Eng. ˈtrɔmp ˈleɪ, ˈlɔɪ)
1. visual deception, esp. in paintings, in which objects are rendered in extremely fine detail emphasizing the illusion of tactile and spatial qualities.
2. a painting, mural, or panel of wallpaper designed to create such an effect.
[1895–1900; < French: literally, (it) fools the eye]
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1. A French phrase meaning deceive the eye, used to mean a painting that is made to give an illusion of reality.
2. (in painting) The fine, detailed rendering of objects to convey the illusion of spatial and tactile qualities.
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