Meaning of Ricocher – French Verb

Ricocher means to skip or bounce off a surface, typically a body of water or a hard, flat surface.

Examples of ricocher in Every Day Usage

  1. L’enfant a lancé une pierre dans l’eau et elle a ricoché plusieurs fois avant de s’immobiliser. (The child threw a stone into the water and it bounced several times before coming to a stop.)

  2. L’objectif de l’équipe était de ricocher sur le succès de leur premier album pour en créer un deuxième encore meilleur. (The team’s goal was to build on the success of their first album to create an even better second one.)

  3. J’ai entendu le bruit d’un objet ricocher sur le toit de ma voiture pendant que je conduisais sous un pont. (I heard the sound of an object bouncing off the roof of my car while driving under a bridge.)

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