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Tuesday, January 5

Trouvaille

[troo-VAI]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, unknown

1.

A lucky find.

Examples of Trouvaille in a sentence

"The rare coin was a trouvaille for the archaeologist."

"My train ticket was in my pocket the whole time — what a trouvaille!"

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About Trouvaille

Trouvaille developed in French from the word "trouver" (to find).

Did you Know?

You've probably heard of "A Series of Unfortunate Events," but luckily, a trouvaille describes the opposite. A trouvaille is a lucky find — like when you happen upon your keys in the freezer after giving up on finding them.

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