clou

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French clou. Doublet of clove.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clou (plural clous)

  1. Something which holds the greatest attention; the chief point of interest.
    • 1911, Max Beerbohm, Zuleika Dobson:
      But had he not refused her the wherewithal to remember him—the pearls she needed as the clou of her dear collection, the great relic among relics?
    • 1994, Richard Abel, The Ciné Goes to Town: French Cinema, 1896-1914, page 70:
      Partly because they were constructed of multiple shot-scenes and recorded exclusively in LS, their elaborate decors acquired an even more privileged role — as tableaux and clous of spectacle — much in the manner of late nineteenth-century French stage productions []

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

clou

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of cloure
  2. second-person singular imperative form of cloure

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French clou.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

clou m (plural clous)

  1. punch line

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French clou.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkluː/, [ˈkluː]
  • IPA(key): /ˈklou̯/, [ˈklo̞u̯]

Noun[edit]

clou

  1. highlight (high point of an occasion, press release etc.)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of clou (Kotus type 21/rosé, no gradation)
nominative clou clout
genitive cloun clouiden
clouitten
partitive clouta clouita
illative clouhun clouihin
singular plural
nominative clou clout
accusative nom. clou clout
gen. cloun
genitive cloun clouiden
clouitten
partitive clouta clouita
inessive cloussa clouissa
elative clousta clouista
illative clouhun clouihin
adessive cloulla clouilla
ablative cloulta clouilta
allative cloulle clouille
essive clouna clouina
translative clouksi clouiksi
instructive clouin
abessive cloutta clouitta
comitative clouineen
Possessive forms of clou (type rosé)
possessor singular plural
1st person clouni cloumme
2nd person clousi clounne
3rd person clounsa

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French clou, from Latin clāvus, from Proto-Italic *klāwos, from Proto-Indo-European *kleh₂u-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clou m (plural clous)

  1. nail (metal pin)
  2. clove (of garlic)
  3. (figuratively) highlight, climax
  4. (usually in the plural, des clous) not likely, no way, you'll be so lucky

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: clou
  • English: clou
  • Finnish: clou
  • German: Clou
  • Italian: clou

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French clou. Doublet of chiavo.

Noun[edit]

clou m (invariable)

  1. (also attributive) highlight (high point of an occasion)
    la mossa clou della partitathe standout move of the match

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

clou (feminine singular clou, plural clou, equative cloued, comparative clouach, superlative clouaf)

  1. (South Wales) fast, quick

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Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
clou glou nghlou chlou
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.