classic - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a song, book, play, television programme etc that is very good and has been popular and had a lot of influence for a long time

    Jane Austen’s novels are among the best-loved classics in English literature.

  2. 2
    something that is an outstanding or typical example of its kind

    The goal from Shearer in the 90th minute was a classic.

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