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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Your unfinished work is a small thing," said Challenger pompously, "when weighed against the fact that my own MAGNUM OPUS, `The Ladder of Life,' is still in the first stages.
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When the literary work is the chief work of a writer or artist, his greatest work so to say, it becomes a Magnum Opus.
Its glittering retail past long gone, the hallways seemed to just beg one of its tenants, Magnum Opus, for display of art that would speak to everyone who entered.
Eddie swallows the clear pill and the next morning, he discovers he has furiously churned out the first 40 pages of his magnum opus.
But the band peaked with their encore - the magnum opus Mountains.
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