Simple Definition of masterpiece
: a great book, painting, piece of music, movie, etc.; also : the best book, painting, piece of music, movie, etc., by a particular person
: something done with great skill
Full Definition of masterpiece
1 : a work done with extraordinary skill; especially : a supreme intellectual or artistic achievement
2 : a piece of work presented to a medieval guild as evidence of qualification for the rank of master
Examples of masterpiece
The painting was immediately recognized as a masterpiece.
Herman Melville's masterpiece was Moby-Dick.
Her study of apes is a masterpiece.
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Rhymes with masterpiece
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MASTERPIECE Defined for Kids
Definition of masterpiece
: something done or made with exceptional skill
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