contretemps definition

  • noun:
    • An unforeseen occasion that disrupts the normal span of things; an inopportune occurrence.
    • An unforeseen, inopportune, or embarrassing occasion; a hitch
    • An ill-timed pass.
    • an urgent and untoward accident; one thing inopportune or embarrassing; a hitch.
    • an urgent and untoward occasion; an embarrassing conjuncture; a “hitch.”
    • In music, same as syncopation.
    • an awkward conflict

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