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masterpiece

noun
     
Related topics: Arts
mas‧ter‧piece [countable]
1A a work of art, a piece of writing or music etc that is of very high quality or that is the best that a particular artist, writer etc has produced [= masterwork]:
Mary Shelley was just 18 when she wrote the horror masterpiece 'Frankenstein'.
2 a very good example of something
masterpiece of
The shark is a masterpiece of evolution.

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