an object used as the centre of something, esp for decoration

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Examples from the Web for centrepiece

Contemporary Examples of centrepiece

  • The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will travel in the Royal Barge which will form the centrepiece of the flotilla.

Historical Examples of centrepiece

  • She thought of raising her soon, of making of her a centrepiece for a fountain.

  • The large glass of lemon ice was then placed between us as a "centrepiece."

  • The IMF is the cornerstone and centrepiece of the financial architecture of the world.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • For the centrepiece,” said I. “You sat opposite me at my first meal, bless you!

    The Idyl of Twin Fires

    Walter Prichard Eaton

  • Covers were laid for nine and the centrepiece and doilies were embroidered in yellow.

    Brenda's Ward

    Helen Leah Reed