Saturday, August 07, 2004
Definitions for nonpareil
- Having no equal; peerless.
- Something of unequaled excellence; a peerless thing or person.
- A flat disk of chocolate covered with beads of colored sugar.
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Citations for nonpareil
It's not often that Mike Emrick, the nonpareil hockey voice, errs. His play by play is peerless.
Some birds make and use tools and show evidence of culture, and many are vocalists nonpareil.
Origin of nonpareil
late Middle English
Nonpareil comes from Old French, from non, "not" + pareil, "equal," from (assumed) Vulgar Latin pariculus, diminutive of Latin par, "equal."