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opuso‧pus /ˈəʊpəs $ ˈoʊ-/ noun (plural opuses or opera /ˈɒpərə $ ˈɑː-/) [usually singular]  1 APMa piece of music by a great musician, numbered according to when it was written Beethoven’s Opus 952 A formal an important work of art by a famous writer, painter etc magnum opus
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opusMeanwhile the audience contemplates his grand opus, wondering what comes next.But if Mr Winchester's iconography is sometimes suspect, his opus is almost unfailingly entertaining.Woody Allen's latest opus is a musical comedy, shot on location in Venice.Beethoven's Sonata in E Major, Opus 109Eventually, there is a big orchestral opus.And instead of heading off into uncharted waters, Shyamalan has positively invited comparisons with his previous opus.It is entirely probable that Bach himself envisaged his scientific and musically profound opus as a solo keyboard work.For a while, it seemed as if he was more interested in shooting his Shakespeare opus than in finishing it.The alchemists observed a stage in the opus which they called variously the leprosy of the metals or the blessed greenness.But a knowledge of past Wilson works is not necessary for grasping this opus.
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