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English definition of “chef-d'oeuvre”

chef-d'oeuvre

noun [C] uk   /ˌʃeɪdˈɜː.vrə/ us    /-ˈɝː-/ (plural chefs-d'oeuvre) formal
an artist or writer's greatest piece of work: The Decameron is widely regarded as Boccaccio's chef-d'oeuvre.Foreign words and phrases used in EnglishSuccess and achievementsHigher and lower points of achievementFailures
(Definition of chef-d'oeuvre from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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