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centrepiece

(ˈsɛntəˌpiːs) or

centerpiece

n
an object used as the centre of something, esp for decoration
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

centrepiece

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

centrepiece

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

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

centrepiece

centerpiece (Am) [ˈsɛntəˌpiːs] ncentrotavola m (fig) → pezzo forte, punta di diamante
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.
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.
Avoid big bows on flat centrepieces as they take the emphasis away from the rest of the decoration, unlike a wreath on a front door, where a big bow placed on the top can be the focal point and brings the whole thing together.
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.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT Centrepieces are an essential part of my Christmas decor - I have one on my dining table throughout the season.
Centrepieces are perfect for bringing everyone together.
Centrepieces can make the Christmas table theme and, although you can buy a wide range of different kinds, they're surprisingly easy to make.
You can make a stunning centrepiece by putting pieces of fresh pine trimmings from the tree into a large decorative bowl with red and gold ball ornaments on top and place it on a table or in the fireplace.
Next has some stunning understated centrepieces that won't take up too much room so you'll still have plenty of space for all that food.
FOLIAGE will be transformed into Christmas table centrepieces at an event next Tuesday.