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See also: cause celebre
- (UK) IPA(key): /kɔːz sɛˈlɛbɹ(ə)/
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- (US) IPA(key): /kɔz səˈlɛb/, /-ˈlɛbɹə/, sometimes /-ˈlɛbɹeɪ/
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- (like French) IPA(key): /koʊz seɪ.lɛbɹ(ə)/
cause célèbre (plural causes célèbres)
- (chiefly UK) An issue or incident (originally, a legal case) arousing widespread controversy or public debate.
- 2021 February 15, Jack Nicas, “Parler, a Social Network That Attracted Trump Fans, Returns Online”, in The New York Times, →ISSN:
- Getting iced out by the tech giants turned Parler into a cause célèbre for conservatives who complained they were being censored, as well as a test case for the openness of the internet.
issue or incident arousing heated public debate