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Topic: ARTS

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Latin
Origin: 'work'

opus

noun
     
o‧pus plural opuses or opera [usually singular]
1APM a piece of music by a great musician, numbered according to when it was written:
Beethoven's Opus 95
2A formal an important work of art by a famous writer, painter etc
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