Meaning of explication de texte in English:

explication de texte

Pronunciation /ɛksplɪˌkasjɒ̃ də ˈtɛkst/

noun

US
  • A detailed examination of the text of a literary work; the making of such examinations.

    In the early 20th century commonly used in college courses in French language and literature as an unassimilated loanword.

Origin

1930s. From French explication de texte from explication interpretation + de + texte.