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chef-d'oeuvre

[French she-dœ-vruh]
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noun, plural chefs-d'oeu·vre [she-dœ-vruh] /ʃɛˈdœ vrə/.
  1. a masterpiece, especially in art, literature, or music.
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Origin of chef-d'oeuvre

Borrowed into English from French around 1610–20
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British Dictionary definitions for chef-d'oeuvre

chef-d'oeuvre

noun plural chefs-d'oeuvre (ʃɛdœvrə)
  1. a masterpiece
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