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centrepiece

(ˈsɛntəˌpiːs) or

centerpiece

n
an object used as the centre of something, esp for decoration
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.centrepiece - the central or most important featurecentrepiece - the central or most important feature; "education was the centerpiece of the Democratic Party's political platform"
characteristic, feature - a prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
2.centrepiece - something placed at the center of something else (as on a table)
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
epergne - a large table centerpiece with branching holders for fruit or sweets or flowers
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centrepiece

noun focus, highlight, hub, cynosure, star This year the centrepiece of the Festival will be its presentation of two rarely performed operas.
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Translations

centrepiece

centerpiece (US) [ˈsentəpiːs] Ncentro m de mesa (fig) → atracción f principal
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centrepiece

[ˈsɛntərpiːs] (British) centerpiece (US) n
[table] → milieu m de table
(fig) (= key feature) → pièce m maîtressecentre spread n (British) (in newspaper, magazine)double page f centralecentre stage n (= prime position) to take centre stage → occuper le devant de la scène
to return to centre stage → revenir sur le devant de la scène
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centrepiece

centerpiece (Am) [ˈsɛntəˌpiːs] ncentrotavola m (fig) → pezzo forte, punta di diamante
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References in classic literature ?
Even the cabin table itself had been knocked into kindling-wood; and the cabin mess dined off the broad head of an oil-butt, lashed down to the floor for a centrepiece. In the forecastle, the sailors had actually caulked and pitched their chests, and filled them; it was humorously added, that the cook had clapped a head on his largest boiler, and filled it; that the steward had plugged his spare coffee-pot and filled it; that the harpooneers had headed the sockets of their irons and filled them; that indeed everything was filled with sperm, except the captain's pantaloons pockets, and those he reserved to thrust his hands into, in self-complacent testimony of his entire satisfaction.
An epergne or centrepiece of some kind was in the middle of this cloth; it was so heavily overhung with cobwebs that its form was quite undistinguishable; and, as I looked along the yellow expanse out of which I remember its seeming to grow, like a black fungus, I saw speckled-legged spiders with blotchy bodies running home to it, and running out from it, as if some circumstances of the greatest public importance had just transpired in the spider community.
Facing the fire between the settles, a sofa, a footstool, and a little table, formed a centrepiece devoted to Mrs Boffin.
Centrepiece: New Writing and Art from Northeast India
THE World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), an initiative of Qatar Foundation (QF), has invited local artists to devise a large-scale centrepiece for the main exhibition hall the 'Innovation Hub' at its next global summit to be held at Qatar National Convention Centre on Doha on November 13 and 14.
The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), an initiative of Qatar Foundation, is inviting local artists to devise a large-scale centrepiece for the main exhibition hall -- the 'Innovation Hub' -- at its next global summit, taking place at Qatar National Convention Centre on November 13 and 14.
Fairmont Dubai has installed a flying carpet centrepiece in its hotel lobby for the Holy Month.
Make use of existing decorative jars Filling mason jars, vases, bell jars and glass bowls with pinecones, string lights, and other festive trinkets is a cost-effective way of creating a centrepiece for your shelf or dining table.
THE Christmas tree is up, the festive houseplants are blooming, and all you need now is a centrepiece to give your dining table some wow factor.
And it really is that, a centrepiece around which we all gather; be it a family dinner, a Christmas Eve takeaway or the main event itself, Christmas lunch.
QCan Varieties like 'Paula Jane' or 'Patio Princess' make an ideal centrepiece, with their purple and mauve bell-like flowers and trailing green foliage.
Centrepiece chandelier The chandelier in the hall was so important to my mum - so it holds precious memories for all of us.