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adjective uk   /ˈmɑː.stə.li/ us    /ˈmæs.tɚ-/
done extremely well: She gave a masterly performance as Kate in "The Taming of the Shrew".
Translations of “masterly”
in Chinese (Traditional) 巧妙的, 技藝高超的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 巧妙的, 技艺高超的…
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