Examples of opus in a Sentence
the composer's final opus was performed posthumously to great acclaim
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Lewis’s magnum opus was 1963’s The Nutty Professor, a Jekyll-and-Hyde comedy about nerdy chemist Julius Kelp, who transforms himself into Buddy Love, an oily, smooth, arrogant lounge lizard.
What Bernstein most longed to write was a magnum opus opera encompassing the Holocaust.
The crux of the problem is that the bestselling author's magnum opus deserves an open-ended miniseries treatment, akin to what HBO has done with Game of Thrones or Peter Jackson's treatment of the magnificent cinematic trilogy Lord of the Rings.
Naruke’s magnum opus may be a simple, luxuriant slice of tamago.
After Silence, the intense opus about Catholic missionaries in Japan, Martin Scorsese is returning to form on his next two projects.
While not programmatic, the 12-minute opus has a subtext of strife, an unsettled tone that speaks to the devastating civil war now racking the composer’s homeland.
Get patriotic with these 20 must-listen songs, from Toby Keith to Lenny Kravitz to Miley Cyrus (yes, Miley Cyrus made an American opus).
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.
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A literary opus is often a single novel, though the word may sometimes refer to all of a writer's works. But opus normally is used for musical works. Mendelssohn's Opus 90 is his Italian Symphony, for example, and Brahms's Op. 77 is his Violin Concerto. Since many composers' works were never given opus numbers in an orderly way, they now often have catalog numbers assigned by later scholars. So Haydn's Symphony No. 104 is Hob.104 (Hob. is short for Anthony van Hoboken, the cataloger), and Mozart's Marriage of Figaro is K.492 (K. stands for Ludwig Köchel).
Origin and Etymology of opus
First Known Use: 1808See Words from the same year
OPUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of opus for English Language Learners
: a piece of music written by a major composer
: an important work done by a writer, painter, etc.
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