Definition of diable au corps in English:

diable au corps

Pronunciation /diːˌɑːbl(ə) əʊ ˈkɔː/


  • Restless or inexhaustible energy; spirit, brio.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Musical World. From French diable au corps, lit. ‘devil in the body’ from diable devil + au, contracted form of à le + corps body.