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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References in classic literature ?
"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.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] ( ANI ) : Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmaavat' is proving to be unstoppable as it goes on to become the director's biggest film of his career.
New Delhi [India], January 26 ( ANI ): Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmaavat' has finally hit the theatres yesterday and despite facing a lot of protests, the movie opened to a decent opening at the Box-Office.
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The Sanjay Leela Bhansali magnum opus, which released today, has been embroiled into controversy since its inception.
The Sanjay Leela Bhansali magnum opus, which is releasing today, has been embroiled into controversy since its inception.
Summary: Madhya Pradesh [India], Jan 25 (ANI): Protestors vandalised a local 'dhaba' on Madhya Pradesh's Mazi bypass against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmaavat'.
Earlier on Tuesday, the apex court refused to modify its earlier order on the Sanjay Leela Bhansali magnum opus.
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These wild experimentations trickled down to her recent works showcased at Gallery Nine, which featured one cast glass sculpture, the most important in the collection for her upcoming exhibit at The Gallery in Solaire Resort and Casino, "Magnum Opus." As the name suggests, the collection offers stunning graceful masterpieces from Organo's hands, with the unveiling of a piece-deresistance that is an immense cast glass sculpture of a piano, in which Organo employed a mix of both warm and cold techniques.
A fellow reader remarked to me that it reminded him of Thomas Piketty's magnum opus, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, in that it opens one's eyes to things we ought to have noticed, but had not.