Definition of magnum
: a large wine bottle holding about 1.5 liters
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Unfortunately, or more truly fortunately, our work came to fruition just as Reagan and Gorbachev achieved peace and good will between the West and Russia, thus consigning my magnum opus to the classified waste bin of irrelevance.
To be clear, one of the many facts that arose when Coppola’s initial comments were made was the fact that Coppola shot this film at the same house that Beyoncé filmed her magnum opus Lemonade.
The documentary has been called the magnum opus of Andrew Coulson, who was a researcher and author who promoted the idea that free markets and the profit motive would improve education in the United States.
This all led up to the empowering allure of her magnum opus Anti (2016), which worked as a glitchy love letter representing the heartbroken still capable of living their life to the fullest (with or without a significant other).
Not Emil Ferris, who has slammed her oversized, 386-page magnum opus, MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS (Fantagraphics, paper, $39.99), down onto the table of comics by way of introduction.
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder is a master, and Sir Duke is his magnum opus of happy.
The film, 10 years in the making, is not a true adaptation of the eight-volume series, widely considered to be King’s magnum opus, but rather a sequel of sorts.
The isolated province still contains around 70 percent of China’s structures older than the 14th century—and the couple’s magnum opus on Chinese architecture can be used as a unique guidebook.
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Origin and Etymology of magnum
Latin, neuter of magnus great
First Known Use: 1788See Words from the same year
Definition of Magnum
—used for revolvers
Medical Definition of magnum
—see foramen magnum
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