master class

noun

Definition of master class

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

Examples of master class in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Simmons is going to deliver a master class in how to play shortstop, and prospect Royce Lewis will be sitting in the first row, soaking it all in. La Velle E. Neal Iii, Star Tribune, "Five questions for the Twins entering their first full-squad workout," 21 Feb. 2021 It’s a master class in manipulating the tension that exists in every audience and a convincing argument that Vatterott is a stand-up worthy of more attention. John Roy, Vulture, "Nick Vatterott’s Late-Night Debut Brilliantly Tests the Audience’s Comfort," 2 Feb. 2021 His public presentation of special counsel Robert Mueller's report — which detailed appalling wrongdoing on the president's part — was a master class in partisan spin, blurring the underlying misconduct amid a whirlwind of legalism and misdirection. Star Tribune, "Good riddance, Bill Barr," 17 Dec. 2020 The superstar’s talent as a wordsmith makes this collection of gags, drawn from five decades of performance, a master class in how to construct a joke. Staff Reports Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Take a master class from Seinfeld: Best things to watch, hear or read this week," 8 Oct. 2020 The rest of the letter was a master class in how to discredit basic science, allow bosses to step on workers, and casually cast off the deaths of 5,5,95 North Carolinians and counting. Nick Martin, The New Republic, "North Carolina’s Labor Commissioner Abandons Workers One Last Time on Her Way Out the Door," 8 Dec. 2020 Watching Meryl was truly a master class in bringing something new to every single take. Caitlin Brody, Glamour, "Getting to Know Jo Ellen Pellman, the Breakout Star of Netflix’s The Prom," 11 Dec. 2020 Poeltl’s first two seasons with the Spurs were a master class in doing dirty work. Jeff Mcdonald, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio Spurs’ Jakob Poeltl to give point scoring the old college try," 10 Dec. 2020 The growth repeatedly failed to materialize, and what followed was a master class in blamesmanship. Kevin A. Hassett, National Review, "Here Comes the Biden Blame Game," 23 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of master class

1952, in the meaning defined above

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27 Feb 2021

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“Master class.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/master%20class. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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