Student Dictionary

One entry found for coup d'état.
Main Entry: coup d'éĚtat
Pronunciation: secondarystressküd-(secondarystress)amacr-primarystresstä, secondarystressküd-schwa-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural coups d'éĚtat /-primarystresstä(z)/
Etymology: from French coup d'état, literally, "stroke of state (the government)," from coup "blow, stroke" and de "of" and état "state"
: a sudden overthrowing of a government by a small group

Pronunciation Symbols