Definition of trompe l'œil noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

trompe l'œil

noun
ˌtrɒmp ˈlɔɪ
 
; ˌtrɔːmp
 
plural trompe l'œils
ˌtrɒmp ˈlɔɪ
 
; ˌtrɔːmp
 
(from French)
 
a painting or design intended to make the person looking at it think that it is a real object
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