Synonyms for bon mot

Grammar : Noun
Spell : bon moh; French bawn moh
Phonetic Transcription : ˈbɒn ˈmoʊ; French bɔ̃ ˈmoʊ

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Définition of bon mot

Origin :
  • 1735, French, "good saying, " literally "good word," from bon "good" + mot (12c.), from Vulgar Latin muttum, from Latin muttire "to mutter, mumble, murmur" (see mutter).
  • As in jest : noun joke
  • As in joke : noun fun, quip
  • As in pleasantry : noun nice remark
  • As in quip : noun witty communication, often verbal
  • As in remark : noun comment, observation
  • As in repartee : noun pleasant conversation
  • As in spoof : noun trick, mockery
  • As in wit : noun humor
  • As in clever remark : noun witty comment
  • As in play on words : noun humorous ambiguous use of word or phrase
  • As in witticism : noun funny message
  • As in ha-ha : noun joke
  • As in epigram : noun witticism
Example sentences :
  • There was a bon mot, which blazed with all the soft brilliancy of sheet lightning.
  • Extract from : « The Young Duke » by Benjamin Disraeli
  • A bon mot which was carefully copied into The English Mercury.
  • Extract from : « Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth » by Lucy Aikin
  • I must leave behind me the remembrance of a bon mot, or I shall be forgotten.
  • Extract from : « Devereux, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The Earl answered by a bon mot, and turned to a bust of Caracalla.
  • Extract from : « Eugene Aram, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • It seems reasonable to give Fontenelle credit for this bon mot.
  • Extract from : « All About Coffee » by William H. Ukers
  • Goethe said that every bon mot of his had cost a purse of gold.
  • Extract from : « The Jungle » by Upton Sinclair
  • The bon mot I was about to utter apropos of an opera I had never heard has left my mind entirely.
  • Extract from : « Bizarre » by Lawton Mackall
  • He expanded into fantastic anecdote, and mingled many a bon mot with the blue spirals of his mounting cigarette smoke.
  • Extract from : « The Green Carnation » by Robert Smythe Hichens
  • Horace Walpole mentions this bon mot in some of his letters; I forget to whom he attributes it.
  • Extract from : « Italy; with sketches of Spain and Portugal » by William Beckford
  • One continually finds somewhere an original idea—sometimes even a bon mot, which startles one by its pointedness.
  • Extract from : « Esmeralda » by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Antonyms for bon mot

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