mas·​ter·​work | \ ˈma-stər-ˌwərk How to pronounce masterwork (audio) \

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Examples of masterwork in a Sentence

his most famous novel is regarded as a masterwork of Western literature
Recent Examples on the Web And, just as in several recent years, a new musical score has been commissioned for the silent masterwork – this time by Vlastislav Matousek. Will Tizard, Variety, 2 July 2022 What remains is nonetheless a masterwork of disgust. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 23 July 2022 Lewis’ masterwork made a trip through the storage room of a shopping mall, a saloon, a golf course, a junkyard and a torpedo plant, all before being finding a home at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Lucia Cheng, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 July 2022 Reviewers are often asked to avoid spoilers, aka plot points, plot twists and anything that might remotely disturb the experience of whatever masterwork is under consideration. John Anderson, WSJ, 11 Jan. 2022 The only issue here is no stability masterwork and the Omolon origin trait about bonuses in the top half of the magazine won’t trigger at all in Crucible. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 9 June 2022 Michelle Williams reunites with Portland auteur Kelly Reichardt (First Cow, Wendy & Lucy) on what promises to be another low-key realist masterwork. Leah Greenblatt,, 17 May 2022 In 1972, Hungarian man Laszlo Toth took a hammer to the Pietà, Michelangelo’s sculptural masterwork of Jesus Christ lying in the Virgin Mary’s arms. Elizabeth Djinis, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 June 2022 Martinez’s masterwork coaxes all the senses into play. Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of masterwork

1617, in the meaning defined above

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“Masterwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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