showpiece

play
noun show·piece \ˈshō-ˌpēs\

Definition of showpiece

  1. :  a prime or outstanding example used for exhibition

Examples of showpiece in a sentence

  1. The museum's showpiece is a painting by Picasso.

  2. The house is an architectural showpiece.

1847

First Known Use of showpiece

1847


SHOWPIECE Defined for English Language Learners

showpiece

play
noun show·piece \ˈshō-ˌpēs\

Definition of showpiece for English Language Learners

  • : something that is the best or most attractive thing being shown

  • : something that is seen as an excellent or outstanding example of something


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up showpiece? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to strike by flicking the finger outward

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog-cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ