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Definition of "masterpiece" []

  • An outstanding work of art or craft. (noun)
  • The greatest work, as of an artist. Also called masterwork. (noun)
  • Something superlative of its kind: a masterpiece of political ingenuity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "masterpiece" in a sentence
  • "Composing a masterpiece is as simple as moving your hands."
  • "This masterpiece is the work of Australian illustrator Biddy Maroney."
  • "Of all the signage in the city, this masterpiece is the one that I always come back to, the one that just blows my mind."