match·​less | \ ˈmach-ləs How to pronounce matchless (audio) \

Definition of matchless

: having no equal : peerless a matchless view of the valley

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matchlessly adverb

Examples of matchless in a Sentence

The museum has a matchless collection of paintings. the matchless beauty and grandeur of Yosemite Valley
Recent Examples on the Web With Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations landing a Tony nomination for best musical on Tuesday (April 30), Motown's matchless legacy has been saluted in a top category at all four leading awards shows. Paul Grein, Billboard, "Tony Voters Follow Grammys, Emmys & Oscars in Saluting Motown's Legacy With 'Ain't Too Proud' Nominations," 30 Apr. 2019 The stove also includes a matchless ignition button for a quick start, and provides over an hour of cooking time. Popular Science, "Camping stoves to elevate your outdoor eating," 5 Feb. 2020 What Herron brought to the game besides practicality was immaculate workmanship and a matchless eye for lines. David E. Petzal, Field & Stream, "The Best 25 Knives Ever Made," 16 Feb. 2019 Aramco marries very low costs — largely attributable to its matchless oil fields — to far higher output than any other oil company, resulting in a cash-spewing machine., "Shares in the company closed at 38 riyals, or about $10.13, giving the company a valuation of $2.03 trillion on the Saudi exchange.," 17 Dec. 2019 By the end the reader may view as friends the midcentury Ebony food editor Freda DeKnight, the Oklahoma caterer Cleora Butler, and the matchless Vertamae Grosvenor, whose Vibration Cooking still makes for tangy, trenchant reading. Corby Kummer, The Atlantic, "The 5 Best Cookbooks of 2019," 11 Dec. 2019 The superpower had fused its matchless intelligence-gathering with a local ally to drive out the world’s worst terrorists at a relatively modest cost in blood and treasure. The Economist, "Donald Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds is a blow to America’s credibility," 17 Oct. 2019 And there are several in a group installation evoking the matchless élan of the New York City painter Florine Stettheimer. Holland Cotter, New York Times, "MoMA Reboots With ‘Modernism Plus’," 10 Oct. 2019 The show, with its matchless compositions by Leonard Bernstein, has become one of the most beloved musicals of all time. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Probing at the heart of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ as Shakespeare tragedy returns to the Old Globe Theatre," 3 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of matchless

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of matchless was circa 1530

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“Matchless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of matchless

: having no equal : better than all others


match·​less | \ ˈmach-ləs How to pronounce matchless (audio) \

Kids Definition of matchless

: having no equal : better than any other of the same kind

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