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masterwork

[mas-ter-wurk, mah-ster-]
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noun
  1. masterpiece.
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Origin of masterwork

First recorded in 1600–10; master + work
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • Indeed it has created a factitious interest in da Vinci's masterwork.

    The Merry-Go-Round

    Carl Van Vechten

  • But his "War Song of Gamelbar," for male voices, is really a masterwork.

  • That masterwork seemed to tell her to do as the heroine had done and go in a convent.

    The Monster

    Edgar Saltus

  • What had seemed like an end became the true beginning, that of his masterwork, Jean Christophe.

    Romain Rolland

    Stefan Zweig

  • Hanke calls it "a masterwork of Nature," and Markham pronounces it "a spiritualized strawberry."