masterly masterly  /ˈmæ stər li/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having or revealing supreme mastery or skill

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Yet Houston more than holds her own, particularly on Why Does It Hurt So Bad, with its masterly balance of pop zip and soulful melancholy.
  2. Although he is a masterly performer of Beethoven and Brahms.
  3. Ten years ago, he did a masterly job in helping to end 30 years of sectarian violence and broker a lasting peace in Northern Ireland.

News

  1. Chacin's strong performance helps Rockies win

    DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies were hoping for a long outing Sunday from starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin. He gave them just that in a masterly performance as the Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 in the rubber game of their series.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Hamels loses 10th game as Rockies beat Phillies

    DENVER - The Colorado Rockies were hoping for a long outing Sunday from starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin. He gave them just that in a masterly performance as the Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 in the rubber game of their series.        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Morning Call

  3. Rockies 5, Phillies 2

    DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies were hoping for a long outing Sunday from starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin. He gave them just that in a masterly performance as the Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 in the rubber game of their series.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "In an extraordinarily closely contested last round, in which the judges felt the level of the shortlisted novels was as high as it can ever have been, they have agreed to award the Man Booker Prize to John Banville's The Sea, a masterly study of...
    on Oct 10, 2005 By: John Sutherland Source: USA Today

  2. Botanist Joseph Banks, who sailed with 18th century explorer James Cook on his first voyage of discovery to the Pacific, described "the immense elegance and justness" of the Maori moko, saying they were "finished with a masterly taste and...
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Joseph Banks Source: AFP

  3. Adrienne Clarkson, a former governor general of Canada who was chairwoman of the panel of three judges, said, "This masterly work is also a passionate argument about the complex interrelationship between nomads and settlers, animals and human...
    on Nov 11, 2007 By: Adrienne Clarkson Source: New York Times

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