[ UK /nˌɒnpˈe‍əɹɪl/ ]
  1. a flat disk of chocolate covered with beads of colored sugar
  2. model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
  3. colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies
  1. eminent beyond or above comparison
    the team's nonpareil center fielder
    she's one girl in a million
    unrivaled mastery of her art
    matchless beauty
    a peerless scholar
    wrote with unmatchable clarity
    the one and only Muhammad Ali
    infamy unmatched in the Western world
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How To Use nonpareil In A Sentence

  • I began to suspect as much when I went shopping for storage containers to hold my jars of jimmies, nonpareils, sanding sugars, edible glitter, and three different sizes of silver and gold dragees.
  • Capers range from about the size of petite green peas - called "nonpareil," a product of France - to almost twice that size. MailTribune.com Latest Headlines
  • His status as the nonpareil of his generation may seem so much a given by now that references to it are unnecessary. Times, Sunday Times
  • Down the hill is a nonpareil collection of Eskimo, Tlingit, Haida, and other native art at the Alaska Scaling Alaska's Heights
  • Of course you would say that Tara, you're a nonpareil in school!
  • Tristan and Isolde could not understand how their moment of nonpareil bliss might sustain a lifetime's happiness in the everyday world.
  • Imagine a cuisine that carries an nonpareil aroma of Portugal, covered with exotic Indian spices and soaked in the inescapable katzenjammer of Goa's favourite drink.
  • Two years ago, Rothbart took this lifelong hobby and turned it into a nonpareil magazine.
  • Watching him translate for his father, Kyle seems unfazed about his nonpareil ability, remaining nonchalant to the film crew buzzing round him.
  • More or less arbitrary names -- such as minion, bourgeois, brevier, and nonpareil, -- were formerly used; but what is called the point-system is now practically universal, although its unit, the "point," is not everywhere the same. A Librarian's Open Shelf
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