Definition of showpiece
: a prime or outstanding example used for exhibition
Examples of showpiece in a Sentence
The museum's showpiece is a painting by Picasso.
The house is an architectural showpiece.
Recent Examples of showpiece from the Web
The club's website announced their newest additions have officially joined the club and are set to make their home debut against Celtic on July 29, for a showpiece game at the Stadium of Light to mark its 20th anniversary.
In many ways Chopin’s variations fall into the then-standard category of light, fanciful, unabashedly brilliant showpieces for piano and orchestra.
For the first time since Froome began dominating four years ago, the Team Sky rider enters cycling’s showpiece event without having won a single warm-up race — or even a stage for that matter.
Turn a simple dresser into an elegant showpiece by adding these leather handles.
The best way to revive a once-popular showpiece is to play it with utmost conviction.
The magnificence evoked memories of another showpiece staged in the U.K. in 2002 when Zidane volleyed into the top corner in Glasgow to help Madrid beat Bayer Leverkusen.
As UEFA tries to create more of a Super Bowl-style feel to its showpiece, the game will be preceded by entertainment from the Black Eyed Peas.
The 22 victims will be remembered in the stadium before Arsenal and Chelsea contest the soccer showpiece.
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SHOWPIECE Defined for English Language Learners
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
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