tournure etymology

French word tournure comes from French tourner, French -ure (Used to form nouns describing the result of an action.)

Detailed word origin of tournure

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tourner French (fra) (computing) to run, to execute (a program, an application etc.). To film, to shoot a film. To lathe. To stir (e.g. ingredients). To tour, to go on tour. To turn (left, right etc.).
-ure French (fra) Used to form nouns describing the result of an action.
tournure French (fra) (dated) peel (of a fruit). (figuratively) turn, change in circumstance or temperament. (historical) tournure, bustle. (informal) appearance, shape. (linguistics) phrasing, turn of phrase.

Words with the same origin as tournure

Descendants of tourner
alentour détour tour tourisme tournage tournailler tourneur tournevis tourniquet tournée
Descendants of -ure
allure blessure brochure brûlure candidature carrure chaussure chevelure chlorure coupure cyanure doublure déchirure envergure fourrure friture gravure moisissure piqûre procédure raclure sciure usure égratignure