Bon-mot

  • 1 bon mot — 1735, French, good saying, lit. good word, from BON (Cf. bon) good + mot (12c.), from V.L. muttum, from L. muttire to mutter, mumble, murmur (see MUTTER (Cf. mutter)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 2 bon mot — [bōn′ mō′; ] Fr [ bōn mō′] n. pl. bons mots [bōn′ mōz′; ] Fr [ bōn mō′] [Fr, lit., good word] an apt, clever, or witty remark …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 bon mot — loc.s.m.inv. ES fr. {{wmetafile0}} battuta spiritosa, motto arguto e divertente Sinonimi: arguzia, facezia. {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1813. ETIMO: fr. bon mot propr. buon motto …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 4 bon mot — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. bą mo] {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. bon motmocie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} udane, efektowne powiedzenie, celna riposta, zręczny, trafny dowcip : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Popisywać się bon motami w towarzystwie pań.… …

    Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • 5 bon mot — (izg. bȏn mȏ) m DEFINICIJA duhovita opaska ETIMOLOGIJA fr …

    Hrvatski jezični portal

  • 6 bon mot — фр. (бон мо) острое словечко, острота. Отсюда в России в 19 в. бонмотист, т. е. остряк. Толковый словарь иностранных слов Л. П. Крысина. М: Русский язык, 1998 …

    Словарь иностранных слов русского языка

  • 7 Bon mot — (fr., spr. Bong moh), Witzwort, launiger, sinnreicher Einfall …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 Bon mot — (frz. Bongmoh), witziges, sinnreiches Wort, witziger Einfall …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 9 bon mot — /bɔ̃ mo/, it. /bo m:o/ locuz. m., fr. (propr. parola giusta ), usata in ital. come s.m. [frase arguta, battuta spiritosa] ▶◀ amenità, arguzia, battuta (di spirito), boutade, facezia, frizzo, (lett.) lepidezza, motto (di spirito), piacevolezza,… …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 10 bon mot — [ˌbɔn ˈməu US ˌbo:n ˈmou] n written [Date: 1700 1800; : French; Origin: good word ] a clever remark …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 bon mot — [ ,bɔ̃ɜ mou ] noun count FORMAL a funny clever remark …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 bon mot — ► NOUN (pl. bons mots) ▪ a clever or witty remark. ORIGIN French, good word …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 bon mot — n. (pl. bons mots pronunc. same or) a witty saying. Etymology: F * * * noun a clever remark • Syn: ↑mot • Regions: ↑France, ↑French Republic • …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 Bon mot — Le bon mot est une phrase précise dans un contexte donné, souvent en réplique à une proposition précédente. Il comporte souvent un élément critique. Il dispose parfois d une aura publique sous la forme de petite phrase. Sommaire 1 Prononciation 2 …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 15 bon mot — [[t]bɒ̱n mo͟ʊ[/t]] bons mots, bon mots (plural) N COUNT A bon mot is a clever, witty remark. [WRITTEN] He was a genius for dissolving a tense situation with a bon mot. Syn: witticism …

    English dictionary

  • 16 bon mot — [wym. bą mo] m IV, D. bon motu, Ms. bon mocie; lm M. bon moty (pisane czasem: bonmot, bon mot) «zręczny zwrot, zwięzłe powiedzenie; trafny dowcip» Nie zależy mi na bon motach i efekciarskich błyskach. ‹fr.› …

    Słownik języka polskiego

  • 17 bon mot — UK [ˌbɒ̃ ˈməʊ] / US [ˌbɔ̃ ˈmoʊ] noun [countable] Word forms bon mot : singular bon mot plural bons mots formal a clever funny remark …

    English dictionary

  • 18 bon mot —    (bonh MOH) [French: good word] An elegant expression; the right word at the right time; a compliment.    Ideally he would like to die while gardening, and he would like it to be quick, although not so quick as to deny him the opportunity of… …

    Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • 19 bon mot — /bon moh /; Fr. /bawonn moh /, pl. bons mots /bon mohz /; Fr. /bawonn moh /. a witty remark or comment; clever saying; witticism. [1725 35; < F: lit., good word; see BOON2, MOTTO] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 20 bon mot — /bɒn ˈmoʊ/ (say bon moh) noun (plural bons mots /bɒnˈmoʊ/ (say bon moh)) a particularly appropriate word or expression; a clever saying; witticism. {French: literally, good word} …

    Australian English dictionary