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par excellence

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adjective par ex·cel·lence \ˈpär-ˌek-sə-ˈläⁿs\

Simple Definition of par excellence

  • : better than all others

Full Definition of par excellence

  1. :  being the best of a kind :  preeminent <a chef par excellence>

Examples of par excellence

  1. <sophisticated cuisine that is obviously the work of a chef par excellence>



Origin of par excellence

French, literally, by excellence


First Known Use: 1695

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