Definition of centerpiece in English:


Syllabification: cen·ter·piece
Pronunciation: /ˈsentərˌpēs


  • 1A decorative piece or display placed in the middle of a dining or serving table.
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    • 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
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    • 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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