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Opus Definition

Poetry Definition of Opus

A musical composition or set of compositions or an artistic work - usually on a grand scale. See also Magnum Opus.

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[n] a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"


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Misc. Definitions

\O"pus\, n.; pl. {Opera}. [L. See {Opera}.] A work; specif. (Mus.), a musical composition. Note: Each composition, or set of pieces, as the composer may choose, is called an opus, and they are numbered in the order of their issue. (Often abbrev. to op.) {Opus incertum}. [L.] (Arch.) See under {Incertum}.

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