a small class for advanced students, especially a class in performance skills conducted by a distinguished musician.
Origin of master class
First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for masterclass
/ (ˈmɑːstəˌklɑːs) /
a session of tuition by an expert, esp a musician, for exceptional students, usually given in public or on television
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