Definition of oeuvre
oeuvres\ˈu̇-vrə, ˈə(r)-, ˈœ-\
: a substantial body of work constituting the lifework of a writer, an artist, or a composer a catalogue of Rembrandt's oeuvre scrupulously examines Dickens' oeuvre in order to demonstrate how his convictions helped to determine the shape of his novels — G. J. Worth
Examples of oeuvre in a Sentence
a novel that occupies a relatively minor position in the author's oeuvre
Recent Examples of oeuvre from the Web
Writing for Slate, Caetlin Benson-Allott argues that the defining feature of Romero’s film oeuvre is not zombies but commentary on class and social issues.
Senegalese hors d’ oeuvres were passed while everyone examined the special capsule collection of repurposed Puma pieces.
As relevant as: Bridget Fonda-starring American remake of La Femme Nikita, Point of No Return, to the Luc Besson oeuvre.
The Dior oeuvre is vast and omnipresent, all the more so because the company has just completed an enormous, museum-quality archive around the corner from its studio.
Even though its progressive ethos progressed itself out of existence, the prog oeuvre still has legions of fans and just as many enemies.
Their oeuvre on YouTube consists mostly of covers of songs by the likes of Boston and The Eagles.
In addition to cocktails, there will be hors d' oeuvres and live music.
Several hundred people shouted at once, calling out pretty much every big hit in his oeuvre.
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OEUVRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of oeuvre for English Language Learners
: all the works that a writer, an artist, or a composer has created
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