bon mot[ bon moh; French bawn moh ]SEE DEFINITION OF bon mot
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BON MOT
There was a bon mot, which blazed with all the soft brilliancy of sheet lightning.
A bon mot which was carefully copied into The English Mercury.
I must leave behind me the remembrance of a bon mot, or I shall be forgotten.
The Earl answered by a bon mot, and turned to a bust of Caracalla.
It seems reasonable to give Fontenelle credit for this bon mot.
Goethe said that every bon mot of his had cost a purse of gold.
The bon mot I was about to utter apropos of an opera I had never heard has left my mind entirely.
He expanded into fantastic anecdote, and mingled many a bon mot with the blue spirals of his mounting cigarette smoke.
Horace Walpole mentions this bon mot in some of his letters; I forget to whom he attributes it.
One continually finds somewhere an original idea—sometimes even a bon mot, which startles one by its pointedness.