Definition of centerpiece in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsen(t)ərˌpēs/


1A decorative piece or display placed in the middle of a dining or serving table.
Example sentences
  • Noelle lifted her eyes from the table's centerpiece, a flower display.
  • Use patterned glasses for impromptu vases, creating centerpieces or table displays with an assortment of styles and sizes.
  • There was a very large artistic flower centerpiece on the head table.
1.1An item or issue intended to be a focus of attention: the tower is the centerpiece of the park
More example sentences
  • The centrepiece of the restored park will be a central focal point, where a variety of community events can be held.
  • Glittering snow globes delight children and adults alike, while individual ornaments ranging from three to 12 inches high provide dazzling centrepieces.
  • Set in the middle of an enormous national park, its centrepiece is a beautiful castle so big it takes up a whole island all of its own.
highlight, main feature, high point, best part, climax;
focus of attention, focal point, center of attention/interest, magnet, cynosure
informal wow factor, X factor

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Syllabification: cen·ter·piece

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