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n. pl. oeu·vres (œ′vrə)
1. A work of art.
2. The sum of the lifework of an artist, writer, or composer.
[French œuvre, from Old French uevre, work, from Latin opera, from pl. of opus, work; see opus.]
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1. a work of art, literature, music, etc
2. the total output of a writer, painter, etc
[ultimately from Latin opera, plural of opus work]
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oeu•vre(Fr. ˈœ vrə)
n., pl. oeu•vres (Fr. ˈœ vrə)
1. the works of a writer, painter, or the like, taken as a whole.
2. any one of such works.
[1870–75; < French: work, Old French < Latin opera; compare operate]
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A French word meaning work, used to mean a work of art or all of the works created by a particular artist.
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|Noun||1.||oeuvre - the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it); "he studied the entire Wagnerian oeuvre"; "Picasso's work can be divided into periods"|
writing - (usually plural) the collected work of an author; "the idea occurs with increasing frequency in Hemingway's writings"
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oeuvre[ˈʒːvrə] N → obra f
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