Meaning of clou in English:


Pronunciation /kluː/

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  • The chief attraction, point of greatest interest, or central idea of a thing.

    ‘It also includes two paintings by Picasso, his Seated woman and the clou of the collection, Two women in front of a window.’
    • ‘By the nineteenth century, the Titian was recognised as the clou of the collection, and was greatly admired.’


French, literally ‘nail’.