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

 

trompe l’œil

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌtrɒmp ˈlɔɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtrɔːmp ˈlɔɪ//
 
(pl. trompe l’œils
BrE BrE//ˌtrɒmp ˈlɔɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtrɔːmp ˈlɔɪ//
 
)
(from French)
 
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a painting or design intended to make the person looking at it think that it is a real object
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: trompe l’œil