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A coupe (or coupé) is a two or four-seater car with a fixed roof and two doors. The style is generally used for sportier models in a manufacturer's range. In the 19th century, a coupé was a carriage with two doors enclosing seating for two with an exposed area on the front for a driver.
Speakers of American English pronounce the word to rhyme with "sloop" (IPA) ).and spell it without an accent. In Europe and the UK, the original French spelling and a semi-French pronunciation are often used — (/'ku:peɪ/).
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