(adjective, adverb)


1. having or revealing supreme mastery or skill

- a masterful speaker

- masterful technique

- a masterly performance of the sonata

Similar word(s): skilled, consummate, masterful, virtuoso

Sentences with masterly as an adjective:

- Her years of experience enabled her to render a masterly performance.


1. In a masterful manner; competently.

- When playing the violin his masterly bowing technique was a joy to hear.