Etymology
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masterpiece (n.)

"a work or performance of a master, a piece of work of surpassing excellence," c. 1600, from master (n.) + piece (n.1). A loan-translation of Dutch meesterstuk "work by which a craftsman attains the rank of master" (or its German cognate Meisterstück).

updated on June 04, 2020

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Definitions of masterpiece from WordNet

masterpiece (n.)
the most outstanding work of a creative artist or craftsman;
Synonyms: chef-d'oeuvre
masterpiece (n.)
an outstanding achievement;
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