crowning glory

noun

Definition of 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.

Comments on crowning glory

What made you want to look up crowning glory? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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