Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,
Nehama
med_cat
1word1day

Friday word: Chef d'oeuvre

chef d'oeuvre, n.

\ shā-ˈdœvrᵊ, (ˌ)shā-ˈdərv, -ˈdəv \

: a masterpiece especially in art or literature

Synonyms

classic, magnum opus, masterpiece, masterwork


Example:

the sculptor labored for 15 years on his chef d'oeuvre

First Known Use

1619

Etymology

French chef-d'oeuvre, literally, leading work
Tags: c, french, noun, wordsmith: med_cat
Subscribe

  • Wednesday Word: Déraciné

    Déraciné - noun or adjective. You may know déraciné as the title of a video game, but this French word can also be used as an adjective or noun.…

  • Tuesday word: Convoluted

    Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 Convoluted (adjective) con·vo·lut·ed [kon-vuh-loo-tid] adjective 1. twisted; coiled. 2. complicated; intricately…

  • Sunday Word: Cabalistic

    cabalistic[kab- uh- lis-tik], also cabbalistic, kabbalistic adjective: 1 belonging, according, or relating to the Jewish cabala 2 having an…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments