clou

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French clou.

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?

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Verb[edit]

clou

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

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French clou.

Noun[edit]

clou m (plural clous)

  1. punch line

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French clou.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin clāvus.

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

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

clou m (invariable)

  1. highlight (high point of an occasion)

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (South Wales) IPA(key): [klɔi]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. (South Wales) fast, quick

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.

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