Trouvaille

Trouvaille

tro͞oˈvī

Noun

  • ​​A lucky find.

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Example Sentences

“The rare Roman coin was a trouvaille for the archaeology student.”

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

“That vintage lace dress in your size is such a trouvaille.”

Word Origin

French, mid-19th century

Why this word?

You might have read or watched “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” but luckily, a trouvaille describes the opposite. A trouvaille is a lucky find — such as when you happen upon your keys in the freezer after giving up on finding them.

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