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oeuvre

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noun oeu·vre \ˈə(r)-vrə, ˈœvrə\

Simple Definition of oeuvre

  • : all the works that a writer, an artist, or a composer has created

Full Definition of oeuvre

plural oeuvres \same\

  1. :  a substantial body of work constituting the lifework of a writer, an artist, or a composer

Examples of oeuvre

  1. <a novel that occupies a relatively minor position in the author's oeuvre>



Origin of oeuvre

French œuvre, literally, work, from Old French ovre, Latin opera — more at opera


First Known Use: 1875

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