Examples of opus in a Sentence
the composer's final opus was performed posthumously to great acclaim
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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.
His Urbanophile opus doesn’t mention media but his thesis could easily apply to a brain drain that has landed a preponderance of young talent on the coasts, not the Heartland.
His Urbanophile opus doesn't mention media but his thesis could easily apply to a brain drain that has landed a preponderance of young talent on the coasts, not the Heartland.
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.
Antine–TorralbaSu Nuraxi may be the most famous nuraghi in Sardinia, but Santu Antine is the crowning opus of this mysterious culture.
But with the pitch of Tarkovsky conversation at a high, and the administration’s climate policy pitching at a historic low, the time has come to give Stalker its due as the great apocalyptic opus for the climate change era.
A meowgnum opus: ETF based on cats rings up 850,000 percent return.
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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).
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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