master class

noun

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

Examples of master class in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But he’s well practiced at this by now: Youssef’s most recent stand-up special, More Feelings, is an hourlong master class in this same kind of stage work, expanding on the themes of faith, loss, love, political anguish and Arab American identity that Youssef touched on on SNL. Emma Specter, Vogue, 1 Apr. 2024 But what ensued was a master class in elevation while staying true to one’s femininity. Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 21 Mar. 2024 Doc Brown, Gene Ferris, and Markus Schulz had flawless five-hour sets that could serve as master classes in DJ mixing. Kathleen Bruce, SPIN, 12 Feb. 2024 But John Mulaney — who was a surprise reveal once the ceremony got underway — reset the tone for the season with a killer set that was a master class in how to poke fun at the year's films and the absurdity of the industry without reaching for the low-hanging fruit. EW.com, 11 Jan. 2024 Related article Opinion: Jason Kelce gave all of us a master class in American manhood How a father can affect a son So many people now know that Jason Kelce is an all-pro center who had an illustrious 13-year career. Shannon Carpenter, CNN, 5 Mar. 2024 There are about a hundred and twenty events or competitions at the school per year, including master classes in various cuisines taught by international chefs. Sylvie Bigar, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 On Friday, the singer and actress, 31, documented her all-black ensemble — a master class in accessorizing and texture mixing — on her Instagram Story, giving fans both a full-body shot and a close-up of her glam and accessories. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 24 Feb. 2024 Tent cites Randolph’s portrayal of Mary, whose son died in Vietnam, as a master class in subtlety. Hugh Hart, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of master class was in 1952

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“Master class.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/master%20class. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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