centrepiece

UK [ˈsentə(r)ˌpiːs] / US [ˈsentərˌpɪs] noun [countable]
Word forms "centrepiece":
singular centrepiece plural centrepieces
a) the most important object or decoration in a particular place

This Picasso painting will be the centrepiece when the museum opens.

b) the most important feature of something

The president's speech was the centrepiece of the event.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • centrepiece — n. same as {centerpiece}. Syn: centerpiece. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • centrepiece — (US centerpiece) ► NOUN ▪ the most important item in a display …   English terms dictionary

  • Centrepiece — A centrepiece (or centerpiece) is the most important item of a display, usually of a table setting. [citeweb|url=http://www.askoxford.com/results/?view=dev dict field 12668446=centrepiece branch=13842570 textsearchtype=exact… …   Wikipedia

  • centrepiece — [[t]se̱ntə(r)piːs[/t]] centrepieces (in AM, use centerpiece) 1) N COUNT: usu N of n The centrepiece of a number of things is the one that you show as the best or most interesting. This year the centrepiece of the Festival will be its presentation …   English dictionary

  • centrepiece — cen|tre|piece BrE centerpiece AmE [ˈsentəpi:s US ər ] n 1.) [singular] the most important, noticeable, or attractive part of something centrepiece of ▪ The centrepiece of Bevan s policy was the National Health Service. 2.) a decoration,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Centrepiece — Centerpiece Cen ter*piece , Centrepiece Cen tre*piece , n. 1. An ornament to be placed in the center, as of a table, ceiling, atc.; a central article or figure. [1913 Webster] 2. the central or most important feature of an activity, plan, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • centrepiece — BrE, centerpiece AmE noun (C) 1 a decoration, especially an arrangement of flowers in the middle of a table 2 (singular) the most important, noticeable or attractive part of something (+ of): The centrepiece of Bevan s policy was the National… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • centrepiece — [ˈsentəˌpiːs] noun [C] 1) the most important feature of something The president s speech was the centrepiece of the event.[/ex] 2) a decoration or arrangement of flowers that you put in the middle of a table …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • centrepiece — noun a) An ornament to be placed in the centre, as of a table, ceiling, etc. b) A central article or figure …   Wiktionary

  • centrepiece — n. decoration placed in the center (of a table, etc.); most important or central thing …   English contemporary dictionary

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