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noun [C] uk   /ˌʃeɪdˈɜː.vrə/  us   /-ˈɝː-/ (plural chefs-d'oeuvre uk   /ˌʃeɪdˈɜː.vrə/  us   /-ˈɝː-/ ) formal
an artist or writer's greatest piece of work: The Decameron is widely regarded as Boccaccio's chef-d'oeuvre.
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