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Definition of "opus" []

  • A creative work, especially a musical composition numbered to designate the order of a composer's works. (noun)
  • An artistic composition, esp a musical work (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (usually followed by a number) a musical composition by a particular composer, generally catalogued in order of publication (noun)

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Use "opus" in a sentence
  • "Nevertheless, the Kushner opus is so astonishing for its bravura reach that the most picayune critics would likely swap it in a heartbeat for a dozen safer but less ambitious comedy-dramas."
  • "The book, generally considered to be his magnum opus, is largely credited with creating the terminology and shape of modern macroeconomics."
  • "But the Bernstein comes across as an earnest effort to resuscitate a work of limited merit, while the Strauss opus is an unexpected delight."