par excellence

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adjective par ex·cel·lence \ˈpär-ˌek-sə-ˈläⁿs\

Definition of par excellence

  1. :  being the best of a kind :  preeminent a chef par excellence

Examples of par excellence in a sentence

  1. sophisticated cuisine that is obviously the work of a chef par excellence

Origin and Etymology of par excellence

French, literally, by excellence


First Known Use: 1695


PAR EXCELLENCE Defined for English Language Learners

par excellence

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adjective par ex·cel·lence \ˈpär-ˌek-sə-ˈläⁿs\

Definition of par excellence for English Language Learners

  • : better than all others



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