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noun oeu·vre \ˈə(r)-vrə, ˈœvrə\

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

plural oeuvres \same\

Full Definition of OEUVRE

:  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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