Definition of trompe l'oeil in English:

trompe l'oeil

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nounplural noun trompe l'oeils/ˌtrômp ˈloi/ /ˌtrɔmp ˈlɔɪ/

  • 1Visual illusion in art, especially as used to trick the eye into perceiving a painted detail as a three-dimensional object.

    ‘look at the pillars and arches around the immense dome—they are trompe l'œil’
    • ‘his love of classical trompe l'œil is sometimes a little precious’
    • ‘trompe l'œil architectural details’
    • ‘trompe l'œil marble’
    1. 1.1A painting or design intended to create the illusion of a three-dimensional object.
      • ‘she climbed up to paint a trompe l'œil over the brackets as camouflage’


trompe l'oeil

/ˌtrômp ˈloi/ /ˌtrɔmp ˈlɔɪ/


French, literally ‘deceives the eye’.