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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
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