Examples of opus in a Sentence
the composer's final opus was performed posthumously to great acclaim
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Indeed, given the current political climate, the Leftovers creator believes the time is ripe to give Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' deconstructionist superhero opus a bigger platform.
The 27-year-old’s rollout of her latest effort, the follow-up to her 2014 pop opus 1989, has been anything but predictable: Announcements about new songs and videos mostly arrive with no warning via her social media accounts.
Not that Jamie isn't magnificent already, but fans catch a vibe when artists play from a higher power, and this set was one of his greatest opuses yet.
Longfellow, one of America's most popular poets, got the inspiration for his opus from his friend Nathaniel Hawthorne, who told him about the Acadians' banishment.
For the vegetarians on your list — or the farmers market junkies — the former longtime New York Times columnist has completely revised this 10th-anniversary edition of his vegetarian opus.
Director Kathy Paladino has beautifully worked the requisite magic on this four-character opus, which properly keeps the audience mystified until its secrets can be revealed.
But few artists were timelier or more innovative than Beck in 1997, when his genre-splicing opus Odelay lost to the globe-conquering balladry of Celine Dion -- a snub Kanye himself might've seen fit for protesting.
He's ventured into serial drama (The Green Mile), science fiction (Under the Dome), alternate history (11/22/63) and, in his eight-volume opus The Dark Tower (begun in 1982), fantasy.
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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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