master class

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

master class (plural master classes)

  1. A class, typically in a performing art such as music or drama, in which a teacher listens to and critiques the performance of individual students, one at a time, while the other students look on.
  2. (figuratively) An action or series of actions that serve to demonstrate a person's mastery of a subject.

References[edit]

  • "Master Class" is the title of a play by Terrance McNally which portrays a master class held by the singer Maria Callas.