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

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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 As the middle Alexandra, the part once played by Ms. Monk, Joanna Lynn-Jacobs has a more slender instrument than her matchless predecessor, but a bright tone and smiling energy. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, "Review: After 27 Years, Meredith Monk’s ‘Atlas’ Returns to Earth," 12 June 2019 The woman of mystery is Diane, who with her eerie single-mindedness and matchless beauty exerts scary control over Kit, the self-doubting narrator. Lloyd Sachs,, "Crime fiction to heat up your summer reading list," 21 May 2018 For nine seasons, Sher shepherded the coming of age of Sue Heck, an entirely original character whose abilities never matched her enthusiasm, but whose enthusiasm was matchless. Robert Lloyd,, "Critic's picks for Emmy nominations: Love for Kristen Bell, ‘Twin Peaks’ and … ‘Detectorists’," 10 July 2018 Such is the case with these renditions of four Haydn piano sonatas by Paul Lewis, a matchless interpreter of the classical repertoire from Haydn to Brahms. David Weininger,, "From Philip Glass to folk-inspired violin, sounds for the summer," 4 July 2018 This Beatle upheld his reputation as a towering talent while also proving to be an excellent caretaker of his matchless musical legacy. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Lindquist: 20 unforgettable nights across 20 years of writing about Indianapolis concerts," 4 May 2018 But rates have remained extremely low because the U.S. has been able to tap a record pool of foreign savings, from nations lured by the matchless safety of U.S. government bonds and the excellent returns on our private sector equity and debt alike. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Here's How China Could Really Hurt Trump in a Trade War," 22 Mar. 2018 Billy Graham's ministry for the gospel of Jesus Christ and his matchless voice changed the lives of millions. CBS News, "Billy Graham, renowned evangelist, dead at 99," 21 Feb. 2018

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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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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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formidable, illustrious, or eminent

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