The definition of a masterpiece is the greatest work in the career of an artist or group.(noun)
An example of a masterpiece is the statue of David by Michelangelo.
Masterpiece is defined as a work of great skill.(noun)
An example of a masterpiece is a brilliantly written and acted play.
See masterpiece in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: calque of Ger meisterstück
See masterpiece in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Probably translation of Dutch meesterstuk
Origin: or German Meisterstück
Origin: : Dutch meester
Origin: and German Meister, master
Origin: + Dutch stuk
Origin: and German Stück, piece of work.
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