Definition of old master noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    old master

    BrE BrE//ˌəʊld ˈmɑːstə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊld ˈmæstər//
    Describing art
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  1. 1a famous painter, especially of the 13th–17th centuries in Europe See related entries: Describing art
  2. 2a picture painted by an old master They have a collection of priceless old masters.
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