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Definition of opus noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. opuses or opera
    , NAmE//ˈɑpərə//
    [usually singular]
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  1. 1(abbreviation op.) a piece of music written by a famous composer and usually followed by a number that shows when it was written Beethoven's Opus 18
  2. 2(formal) an important piece of literature, etc., especially one that is on a large scale synonym work see also magnum opus
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