match·​less ˈmach-ləs How to pronounce matchless (audio)
: having no equal : peerless
a matchless view of the valley
matchlessly adverb

Examples of matchless in a Sentence

The museum has a matchless collection of paintings. the matchless beauty and grandeur of Yosemite Valley
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of matchless was circa 1530

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“Matchless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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match·​less ˈmach-ləs How to pronounce matchless (audio)
: having no equal : better than any other
matchlessly adverb

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