HyperDic: contretemps

English > 1 sense of the word contretemps:
NOUNactcontretempsan awkward clash
contretemps > pronunciation
Soundskaa'ntrahteh.mps
English > contretemps: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningAn awkward clash.
Example"he tried to smooth over his contretemps with the policeman"
Broaderbrush, clash, encounter, skirmishA minor short-term fight
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Spanishcontratiempo, incidente
Catalancontratemps, incident

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