masterwork
noun Date: 1617 masterpiece

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • masterwork — [mas′tərwʉrk΄] n. MASTERPIECE …   English World dictionary

  • masterwork — UK [ˈmɑːstə(r)ˌwɜː(r)k] / US [ˈmæstərˌwɜrk] noun [countable] Word forms masterwork : singular masterwork plural masterworks the best piece of work that a particular artist, writer, musician etc has ever produced …   English dictionary

  • masterwork — mas|ter|work [ˈma:stəwə:k US ˈmæstərwə:rk] n a painting, ↑sculpture, piece of music etc that is the best that someone has done = ↑masterpiece ▪ Otello is Verdi s riveting masterwork …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • masterwork — [[t]mɑ͟ːstə(r)wɜː(r)k, mæ̱s [/t]] masterworks N COUNT: oft poss N, N of n If you describe something such as a book or a painting as a masterwork, you think it is extremely good or the best that someone has produced. They endure as masterworks of… …   English dictionary

  • masterwork — /mas teuhr werrk , mah steuhr /, n. masterpiece. [1600 10; MASTER + WORK] * * * …   Universalium

  • masterwork — noun a) A piece done to prove possession of skill sufficient to be ranked a master. b) A piece of quality, indicative of having been made by a master; a masterpiece …   Wiktionary

  • masterwork — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An outstanding and ingenious work: chef d oeuvre, magnum opus, masterpiece. See GOOD …   English dictionary for students

  • masterwork — mas|ter|work [ mæstər,wɜrk ] noun count the best work of art that a particular artist, writer, musician, etc. has ever produced …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • masterwork — mæstÉ™rwÉœrk / mɑːstÉ™wɜːk n. one s most excellent production; masterpiece …   English contemporary dictionary

  • masterwork —    see …   Glossary of Art Terms

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