mas·​ter·​work | \ ˈma-stər-ˌwərk How to pronounce masterwork (audio) \

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Examples of masterwork in a Sentence

his most famous novel is regarded as a masterwork of Western literature
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First Known Use of masterwork

1617, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of masterwork was in 1617

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22 Jun 2022

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“Masterwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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