Definition of Masterpiece

1. Noun. The most outstanding work of a creative artist or craftsman.

Exact synonyms: Chef-d'oeuvre
Generic synonyms: Piece Of Work, Work



2. Noun. An outstanding achievement.
Generic synonyms: Accomplishment, Achievement

Definition of Masterpiece

1. n. Anything done or made with extraordinary skill; a capital performance; a chef- d'œuvre; a supreme achievement.

Definition of Masterpiece

1. Noun. A piece of work that has been given much critical praise, especially one that is considered the greatest work of a person's career. ¹

2. Noun. A work of outstanding creativity, skill or workmanship. ¹

3. Noun. A work created in order to qualify as a master craftsman and member of a guild. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Masterpiece

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Masterpiece

masterings
masterless
masterlike
masterliness
masterlinesses
masterly
masterly inactivity
mastermind
masterminded
masterminder
masterminders
mastermindful
masterminding
masterminds
masterous
masterpiece (current term)
masterpieces
masterplan
masterplans
masterpoint
masterpoints
masters-at-arms
masters of ceremonies
mastership
masterships
mastersinger
mastersingers
masterstroke
masterstrokes
mastertone

Literary usage of Masterpiece

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... assuredly a masterpiece, perhaps the masterpiece of that prince of church song, adds an overpowering pathos of music to the words, and constitutes, ..."

2. Northern Germany, as Far as the Bavarian and Austrian Frontiers: As Far as by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1900)
"Adr. Brouwer, The brawl, a masterpiece of colour. — Wall c: 1138, 1140. L. can Uden, Flemish landscapes; *1058. A. Brouwer, A brawl, a very clever sketch. ..."

3. Comfort Found in Good Old Books by George Hamlin Fitch (1911)
"DON QUIXOTE ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREAT BOOKS CERVANTES' masterpiece A BOOK FOR ALL ... Few great books have been so widely quoted as this masterpiece of the ..."

4. Comfort Found in Good Old Books by George Hamlin Fitch (1911)
"DON QUIXOTE ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREAT BOOKS CERVANTES' masterpiece A BOOK FOR ALL ... Few great books have been so widely quoted as this masterpiece of the ..."

5. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1920)
"... as a masterpiece to the most noble school of your illustrious Excellency. Such being the case, I recommend myself to your most illustrious Excellency. ..."

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