masterpiece masterpiece  /ˈmæ stər ˌpis/


  1. (n) the most outstanding work of a creative artist or craftsman
  2. (n) an outstanding achievement


  1. Forget genre, forget sexual preference: this is a masterpiece about two people who live in the same house but different worlds, and the mysterious blood debts they owe each other.
  2. Once and only once in his career the bitter, urbane, howlingly funny satirist Evelyn Waugh screwed up all his nerve and his talent and produced a genuine literary masterpiece.
  3. Opinion makers insisted that the most heinous example of the sentimental musical was the show rightly considered today to be a Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece, Carousel.


  1. 'Masterpiece' prepping 'Breathless' medical drama

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Masterpiece" is prescribing a new drama set in a London hospital in the early 1960s.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Masterpiece To Co-Produce ITV Medical Drama ‘Breathless’

    Masterpiece is re-teaming with ITV Studios to co-produce Breathless , the upcoming six-part drama about a group of doctors and nurses working in a London hospital in the 1960s. Jack Davenport leads an ensemble cast that includes Game Of Thrones ‘ Iain Glen, Downton Abbey ‘s Zoe Boyle and Natasha Little ( Kidnap And Ransom ). The series is set in a busy gynecology unit in 1961, a time when ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Deadline Hollywood

  3. 'Masterpiece' to debut 'Breathless,' a medical drama set in circa-1960s London, next season

    NEW YORK — "Masterpiece" is prescribing a new drama set in a London hospital in the early 1960s. The series, "Breathless," will put medical practice at the brink of the tumultuous '60s.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

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  1. "This team, it is the masterpiece of Joachim Loew. He has placed his mark on its make-up and created a perfect team," said Beckenbauer, a World Cup winner as a player and a coach.
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Franz Beckenbauer Source: AFP

  2. "Danny DeVito first caught the attention of Central Europeans when he performed so brilliantly in our countryman Milos Forman's masterpiece `One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,'" said festival President Jiri Bartoska in a statement posted on the...
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Jiří Bartoška Source: Washington Post

  3. One celebrity supporter, the actress Debra Winger, said it was a "three-decades-old case that is dead but for minor technicalities. We stand by him and await his release and his next masterpiece."
    on Sep 29, 2009 By: Debra Winger Source:

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