Definition of événement in English:

événement

(also evenement)

noun

  • An occurrence, an event; (in later use) especially one which is particularly noteworthy or significant.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Geoffrey Fenton (c1539–1608), translator and administrator in Ireland. From Middle French evenement event, occurrence from esvenir, evenir to happen + -ment.

Pronunciation

événement

/ˌeɪvɛnˈmɒ̃/