tour d'horizon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French tour d'horizon.

Noun[edit]

tour d'horizon (plural tours d'horizon)

  1. An extensive tour; figuratively, a wide-ranging or general survey.
    • 2009, Ariel Levy, "Lift and Separate", The New Yorker, 16 Nov 09:
      In her engaging tour d'horizon "When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present" [] , Gail Collins quotes Van Gelder's lament []

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tuʁ d‿ɔ.ʁi.zɔ̃/

Noun[edit]

tour d'horizon m (plural tours d'horizon)

  1. overview, tour d'horizon
    faire un tour d'horizon(please add an English translation of this usage example)