master class


Definition of master class

: a seminar for advanced music students conducted by a master musician

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Recent Examples on the Web And Dunaway could teach a master class in rock-and-roll charisma, prowling the stage in his shades with real presence while making a fairly airtight case for himself as one rock's most underrated bassists. Ed Masley, azcentral, "Alice Cooper group reunion a raucous highlight of star-filled Christmas Pudding concert," 15 Dec. 2019 The opening statements made for a master class in the Framers’ thinking in creating a democratic republic that limited the power of its president. Jonathan Allen, NBC News, "ANALYSIS: A master class in the Framers’ thinking on impeachment," 4 Dec. 2019 Watching Shayk is like a master class in learning how to say no—something that women, conditioned people-pleasers, have long struggled with. Olivia Fleming, Harper's BAZAAR, "Will the Real Irina Shayk Please Stand Up," 11 July 2019 This handsome coffee-table book is a master class in many of the writers responsible for great literature down through the ages. John J. Kelly, Detroit Free Press, "Holiday gift guide 2019: The best books that will inspire and delight readers," 7 Dec. 2019 Pesci alone was worth the price of admission as his portrayal of mobster Tommy DeSimone is a master class in how to play a ruthless killer. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Never rat on your friends and always keep watching mob movies," 27 Nov. 2019 Thursday night's concert, then, was a master class on how to mature gracefully and grow musically without sacrificing what first made them stars. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Happiness begins at a Jonas Brothers concert for Houston fans," 27 Sep. 2019 Donations also help sponsor concerts, recitals, workshops and master classes for students and society members. Hal Boedeker,, "Steinway Society spreads love of music," 23 Nov. 2019 Peppino gives guitar workshops, master classes and seminars worldwide., "Community News For The Windham Edition," 4 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of master class

1952, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2020

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“Master class.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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