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masterpiece

noun [C]     /ˈmɑː.stə.piːs/ US  /ˈmæs.tɚ-/
C2 (also masterwork) a work of art such as a painting, film, or book that is made with great skill: Leonardo's 'Last Supper' is widely regarded as a masterpiece. → See also chef-d'oeuvreSuccess and achievementsHigher and lower points of achievementFailures a skilful or clever example of something: Her press conference was a masterpiece of media manipulation.Success and achievementsHigher and lower points of achievementFailures
(Definition of masterpiece noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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