magnum opus

magnum opus


Definition of MAGNUM OPUS

something (as a work of art) that is a great achievement and often its creator's greatest achievement <this symphony is usually considered Beethoven's magnum opus>
Near Antonyms bomb, catastrophe, clunker, debacle (also débâcle), disaster, dud, failure, fiasco, fizzle, flop, loser, turkey, washout

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