crowning glory


: the most interesting or important thing that something or someone has to offer
The town's crowning glory is its old cathedral.
He intends this movie to be the crowning glory of his career as a filmmaker.

Examples of crowning glory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After fans exited Lusail Stadium - which had played host to Lionel Messi and Argentina's crowning glory at the World Cup - a spectacular firework display continued over Doha. James Robson, USA TODAY, 11 Feb. 2024 Marsden's sparring with Gladden — who begins the series as a preening fanboy before realizing the Sonic the Hedgehog star might be the stupidest member of the jury — is the show's crowning glory. Declan Gallagher,, 8 Sep. 2023 During the height of the Italian Renaissance, hair was considered a woman’s crowning glory, as evidenced by the intricate styles visible in paintings from the era (think works like Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus and Portrait of a Young Woman, or La Bella by Titian). Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 8 Aug. 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'crowning glory.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near crowning glory

Cite this Entry

“Crowning glory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!