Definition of chef-d’oeuvre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

chef-d’oeuvre

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌʃeɪ ˈdɜːvrə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃeɪ ˈdɜːvrə//
 
, also NAmE//ˌʃeɪ ˈduːvrə//
 
(pl. chefs-d’oeuvre
BrE BrE//ˌʃeɪ ˈdɜːvrə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃeɪ ˈdɜːvrə//
 
, also NAmE//ˌʃeɪ ˈduːvrə//
 
)
(from French, formal)
 
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a very good piece of work, especially the best work by a particular artist, writer, etc. synonym masterpiece Word OriginFrench, ‘chief work’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chef-d’oeuvre