par excellence for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (pɑːʳ eksəlɑːns, US -lɑːns)
adjective [n ADJ]
You say that something is a particular kind of thing par excellence in order to emphasize that it is a very good example of that kind of thing. [emphasis] ⇒ He has been a meticulous manager, a manager par excellence.
Par excellence is also an adverb. ⇒ Bresson is par excellence the Catholic film-maker.