Definition of masterpiece
1 : a work done with extraordinary skill; especially : a supreme intellectual or artistic achievement
2 : a piece of work presented to a medieval guild as evidence of qualification for the rank of master
Examples of masterpiece in a Sentence
The painting was immediately recognized as a masterpiece.
Herman Melville's masterpiece was Moby-Dick.
Her study of apes is a masterpiece.
Recent Examples of masterpiece from the Web
According to the station, this masterpiece is made from several pots and pans - as well as an Ikea salad bowl - with a mini hockey stick sometimes attached to the top.
The result was a 900-square-foot Usonian-style masterpiece with Wright’s trademark deep overhangs and big windows that invite nature indoors.
Settlement mediation began in October 2013, but since then many prestigious museums across the country have continued to loan masterpieces to the Crocker Art Museum.
This classy performance reminded one that masterpieces come in small as well as large packages.
The museum showcases masterpieces including works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Frida Kahlo (FREE’-duh KAH’-loh).
Bramante’s oil-on-wood masterpiece was the most important of about 40 paintings that suffered damaged when the Brera’s humidity control system failed during a rare dry, cold spell in January.
There are plenty of cultural points of interest in this part of Portugal including the Monastery of Batalha, a 16th-century masterpiece that blends Gothic and Manueline architectural styles.
It's been almost two years since Carly Rae Jepsen released her masterpiece E•MO•TION, but the new hits from that album's outtakes keep on coming.
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First Known Use of masterpiece
MASTERPIECE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of masterpiece for English Language Learners
: a great book, painting, piece of music, movie, etc.; also : the best book, painting, piece of music, movie, etc., by a particular person
: something done with great skill
MASTERPIECE Defined for Kids
Definition of masterpiece for Students
: something done or made with exceptional skill
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