chef d'oeuvre

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chef d'oeuvre (plural chefs d'oeuvre)

  1. Alternative form of chef-d'œuvre (a masterpiece).
    • 2007, Choderlos de Laclos, Dangerous Liaisons, tr. Helen Constantine, Penguin 2007, p. 130:
      Indeed I will explain Danceny's note. The occasion of it is my own doing, and I like to think it is my chef d'oeuvre.