Nonpareil - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌnɑːnpəˈrel|  American pronunciation of the word nonpareil
Brit.  |ˌnɒnpəˈreɪl|  British pronunciation of the word nonpareil

noun

- model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal (syn: apotheosis, ideal, nonesuch, nonsuch, paragon, saint)
- colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies
- a flat disk of chocolate covered with beads of colored sugar
- eminent beyond or above comparison (syn: matchless, one, peerless, unmatched, unrivalled)
the team's nonpareil center fielder

Examples

...the nonpareil beauty of Helen of Troy...

Elvis was the nonpareil of early American rock and roll.

...among the knights of the Round Table, Galahad stood alone as the nonpareil of nobility and selflessness...

reviews by film critic nonpareil Pauline Kael

the team's nonpareil center fielder

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