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Definition of chef-d'oeuvre noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

chef-d'oeuvre

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌʃeɪ ˈdərv//
 
, NAmE//ˌʃeɪˈduvrə//
 
(pl. chefs-d'oeuvre
NAmE//ˌʃeɪ ˈdərv//
 
, NAmE//ˌʃeɪˈduvrə//
 
)
(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
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: chef-d'oeuvre