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trompe-l'oeil definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: creating the illusion of seeing reality; "the visual deception of trompe-l'oeil art" [syn: eye-deceiving, trompe-l'oeil]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a still-life painting etc. designed to give an illusion of reality. Etymology: F, lit. 'deceives the eye'



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