chef-d'oeuvre


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chef-d'oeu·vre

 (shā-dœ′vrə, -dûrv′)
n. pl. chefs-d'oeu·vre (shā-)
A masterpiece, especially in literature or art.

[French chef d'œuvre : chef, head, beginning + de, of + œuvre, work.]

chef-d'oeuvre

(ʃɛdœvrə)
n, pl chefs-d'oeuvre (ʃɛdœvrə)
a masterpiece

chef-d'oeu•vre

(Fr. ʃɛˈdœ vrə)

n., pl. chefs-d'oeu•vre (ʃɛˈdœ vrə)
a masterpiece.
[1610–20; < French]

chef-d'oeuvre

A French phrase meaning head of the work, used to mean a masterpiece.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chef-d'oeuvre - the most outstanding work of a creative artist or craftsmanchef-d'oeuvre - the most outstanding work of a creative artist or craftsman
piece of work, work - a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; "it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works"; "the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work"; "he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey"; "the work of an active imagination"; "erosion is the work of wind or water over time"

chef-d'oeuvre

(French)
noun masterpiece, tour de force (French), magnum opus, masterwork, crowning achievement, brainchild This set of lithographs is the chef-d'oeuvre of the Polish artist Rojankowski.

chef-d'oeuvre

noun
An outstanding and ingenious work:
Translations

chef-d'oeuvre

[ˌʃeɪˈdɜːvrə] N (chefs-d'oeuvre (pl)) [ˌʃeɪˈdɜːvrə]obra f maestra
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