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magnum opusnoun [S]

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the most ​importantpiece of ​work done by a ​writer or ​artist: Picasso's Guernica is ​considered by many to be his ​magnumopus.
(Definition of magnum opus from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “magnum opus”
in Chinese (Simplified) (作家或艺术家的)代表作,力作…
in Chinese (Traditional) (作家或藝術家的)代表作,力作…
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