Definition of coup d'œil in English:

coup d'œil

Pronunciation /ˌko͞o ˈdəē/ /ˌku ˈdəi/

nouncoups d'œil

  • A glance that takes in a comprehensive view.

    • ‘I walked down the road, stopping for a final coup d'oeil at the church’
    peek, peep, brief look, quick look

Origin

French, literally ‘stroke of eye’.