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trompe l'oeil

1889, French, literally "deceives the eye," from tromper "to deceive," a verb of uncertain origin and the subject of many theories (see trump (v.2)).

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Definitions of trompe l'oeil from WordNet

trompe l'oeil (n.)
a painting rendered in such great detail as to deceive the viewer concerning its reality;
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