magnum opus


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magnum opus

n.
1. A great work, especially a literary or artistic masterpiece.
2. The greatest single work of an artist, writer, or composer.

[Latin : magnum, neuter of magnus, great + opus, work.]

magnum opus

n
1. (Art Terms) a great work of art or literature, esp the greatest single work of an artist
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a great work of art or literature, esp the greatest single work of an artist
[Latin]

mag′num o′pus


n.
a great work, esp. the chief work of a writer or artist.
[1785–95; < Latin]

magnum opus

A Latin phrase meaning great work, used to mean the greatest individual work that someone creates, especially in the arts.
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Noun1.magnum opus - a great work of art or literaturemagnum opus - a great work of art or literature  
work of art - art that is a product of one of the fine arts (especially a painting or sculpture of artistic merit)

magnum opus

noun
An outstanding and ingenious work:
Translations
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This example, titled "Consciousness, Purpose and Happiness" is the basis for John Galt's radio address in the writer's magnum opus Atlas Shrugged (est.
Gibran (1883-1931) considered The Prophet (1923) his magnum opus, so it is not surprising that readers of this still-popular book of wisdom may be unaware of other achievements of this Lebanese-American poet/artist/Arab nationalist.
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Schopenhauer felt this slim volume, which takes up where Kant left off in response to Hume, was essential to understanding his magnum opus, The World as Will and Representation.