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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.]
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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
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a great work, esp. the chief work of a writer or artist.
[1785–95; < Latin]
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A Latin phrase meaning great work, used to mean the greatest individual work that someone creates, especially in the arts.
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|Noun||1.||magnum 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)
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magnum opusn → œuvre f maîtresse
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n → Hauptwerk nt
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