Meaning of trompe l'oeil
Pronunciation: (Fr. trônp lœ'y Eng. trômp' lā', loi'), [key]
- visual deception, esp. in paintings, in which objects are rendered in extremely fine detail emphasizing the illusion of tactile and spatial qualities.
- a painting, mural, or panel of wallpaper designed to create such an effect.
- trompe l'oeil (Thesaurus)