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Louvre (Richelieu wing)


From French Louvre, further origin unclear. Possibly from Germanic or from louveterie. See Louvre Palace.


  • IPA(key): /luvʁ/, /ˈluːvɹə/, /ˈluːvə(ɹ)/
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Proper noun[edit]


  1. A famous art museum in Paris, France.
    • 2011, Tara Kingston, Claimed by the Spymaster, page 68:
      God above, this man was as chiseled as the statues she'd spied in the Louvre.
    • 2010, Don McCauley, Power Trip: A Guide to Weightlifting for Coaches, Athletes and Parents, page 130:
      I don't care if your split, power or squat position looks like it should be in the Louvre, you won't jerk a thing.
    • 2006, Ted Nelson Lundrigan, Bob White, A Bird in the Hand, p. 85:
      I preferred the Dutch apple pie, and my waitress for those few years had legs that belonged in the Louvre.
    • 1985, Phil Elderkin, "Don Mattingly: A.L. Batting Champion, A Born Hitter", Baseball Digest, Vol. 44, No. 2, February 1985, p. 49:
      IF YOU ARE a young Joe DiMaggio or Mickey Mantle with a swing that belongs in the Louvre, somebody might get the idea you could win a batting title, even if it was only your second year with the New York Yankees.
    • 1960, Thomas Felix Staton, How to Instruct Successfully: Modern Teaching Methods in Adult Education, page 172:
      For purposes of illustrating a lecture on calisthenics, a stick figure is a better picture of a squatting man than something from the Louvre.
    • 1889, Alexandre Dumas, Dame de Monsoreau: Volume 1, page 319:
      They are cries which show that every one has his own place, and should stay in it, — M. de Guise in the streets, and you in the Louvre. Go to the Louvre, Sire; go to the Louvre.