Share this entry

Share this page

chef-d'œuvre

Line breaks: chef-d'œuvre
Pronunciation: /ʃeɪ ˈdəːvr(ə)
 
/

Definition of chef-d'œuvre in English:

noun (plural chefs-d'œuvre pronounced same)

A masterpiece: the painting was made after a number of preliminary studies as a self-conscious chef d’oeuvre
Synonyms
masterpiece, masterwork, best work, finest work, greatest creation, crowning achievement, work of art;
treasure, gem, pearl, jewel, jewel in the crown;

Origin

French, 'chief work'.

Definition of chef-d'œuvre in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunt
Pronunciation: dʒɔːnt
noun
a short excursion or journey made for pleasure