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opus

play
noun \ˈō-pəs\

Simple Definition of opus

  • : a piece of music written by a major composer

  • : an important work done by a writer, painter, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of opus

plural

opera

play \ˈō-pə-rə, ˈä-\ also

opuses

play \ˈō-pə-səz\
  1. :  work; especially :  a musical composition or set of compositions usually numbered in the order of its issue

Examples of opus in a sentence

  1. <the composer's final opus was performed posthumously to great acclaim>



Origin and Etymology of opus

Latin oper-, opus — more at operate


First Known Use: 1809




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