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rapporteur
amour-propre
esprit de corps
chef-d'oeuvre
savoir-faire
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with Anu Garg

chef-d'oeuvre

PRONUNCIATION:
(shay-DOO-vruh)

MEANING:
noun: A masterpiece.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French chef-d'oeuvre (masterpiece), from chef (chief) + oeuvre (work).

USAGE:
"Not every item is a chef d'oeuvre: The Surrealists loved to create collages from trivial snapshots."
Jorg von Uthmann; Kinky Dolls, Glass Tears Adorn Surrealist Photo Show; Bloomberg; Oct 29, 2009.

See more usage examples of chef-d'oeuvre in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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