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English definition of “opus”

opus

noun [C]     /ˈəʊ.pəs/ US  /ˈoʊ-/ (plural opuses or specialized opera)
specialized (written abbreviation Op.) music a piece of music written by a particular musician and given a number relating to the order in which it was published : Carl Nielsen's Opus 43 quintet Musical pieces formal any work of art : He showed us his latest opus, a rather awful painting of a vase of flowers .The visual arts in general
(Definition of opus noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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