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show·piece

 (shō′pēs′)
n.
Something exhibited, especially as an outstanding example of its kind.

showpiece

(ˈʃəʊˌpiːs)
n
1. anything displayed or exhibited
2. anything prized as a very fine example of its type

show•piece

(ˈʃoʊˌpis)

n.
something exhibited or worthy of exhibiting as a fine example of its kind.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.showpiece - the outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection
curio, curiosity, oddment, peculiarity, rarity, oddity - something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
rariora - (plural) rare collector's items

showpiece

noun display, model, ideal, showcase, paragon, perfect example, exemplar The factory is a showpiece of Western investment in the East.
Translations

showpiece

[ˈʃəʊpiːs] N (= centrepiece) → joya f, lo mejor
the showpiece of the exhibition isla joya or lo mejor de la exposición es ...
this vase is a real showpieceeste florero es realmente excepcional

showpiece

[ˈʃəʊpiːs]
n
[exhibition] → joyau m, clou m
(= excellent example) → modèle m
That hospital is a showpiece → Cet hôpital est un modèle du genre.
modif [event, final, match, occasion] → mythique, prestigieux/euse
the showpiece final at Hampden → la finale mythique de Hampden

showpiece

[ˈʃəʊˌpiːs] n (of exhibition) → pezzo forte
that hospital is a showpiece → quello è un ospedale modello
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The collection ranges from sofa sets and luxurious bedroom sets to dining tables and chairs besides cushions, showpieces and lampshades.
Four teams per day over three days will each create an international themed edible buffet for 54 people, which will include one hot dish, a selection of other food items and four showpieces made from chocolate, bread, savoury and ingredients of the chefs' choice.
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THE ART OF THE CONFECTIONER: SUGARWORK AND PASTILLAGE teaches the basics of creating complex sugarwork showpieces for display and competition and is a top recommendation for any neo-professional confectioner who wants to move into the display level of art.
And they were indeed showpieces for the orchestra who, guided by the fluttering fingertips of Russian maestro Valery Gergiev, played them beautifully.
Elfyn Llwyd launched his manifesto for presidency of the party, which includes a calls for members to embrace their differences at conference time instead of trying to emulate the "bland showpieces of New Labour or the Conservatives".
I CANNOT really engage in debate with Philip Duncan ("Let's be proud of Gateshead", Voice of the North, August 18) about how Gateshead Council deploys its resources in upkeep of the entire borough or whether it spreads them fairly or not, or whether all or more than is fair is allocated to those fancy showpieces he seeks to highlight and which there is no need of, as he does not say anything about himself or what he does, or is?
As in ``Microcosmos'' (just out on DVD, by the way), the filmmakers have several astounding showpieces with an eye toward the grotesque.
But it is the big classical showpieces that audiences still demand to see.