opus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n opus a musical work that has been created "the composition is written in four movements"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Opus (Mus) A work;☞ Each composition, or set of pieces, as the composer may choose, is called an opus, and they are numbered in the order of their issue. (Often abbrev. to op.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n opus Work; a work, as a literary or musical composition (in the latter use often abbreviated op.). The published works of a musical composer are frequently numbered in order for reference: as, Op. 23. A single opus may contain two or more numbers: as, Op. 48, No. 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Opus ō′pus work, a work
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Opera

Usage

In literature:

No one has written melodies more soulful than those of the nocturne, opus 37, No.
"Chopin and Other Musical Essays" by Henry T. Finck
His principal orchestral works are: "Le Poeme divine," Opus 43; "Le Poeme de l'Extase," Opus 54; and "Prometheus," Opus 60.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
Nimirum, inquiunt, grande opus et dignum deo mundus?
"History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
Eversum est igitur totum dei opus.
"History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
In capitellis veteribus opus erat planum, in novis sculptura subtilis.
"The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture, Elucidated by Question and Answer, 4th ed." by Matthew Holbeche Bloxam
It was the 'First Quartet in C Minor,' which, later on, was published as 'Opus I.
"Story-Lives of Great Musicians" by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
Take, for example, the Novelette in B minor, Opus 99; the Novelette in E major, Opus 21, No.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
Dust and mud do not adhere somehow to an opus Alexandrinum pavement.
"A War-time Journal, Germany 1914 and German Travel Notes" by Harriet Julia Jephson
Opus 5 contained five songs, of which the ecstatic "'Twas April" reached the largest popularity.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
Besides these there had come at the summons the Locrians of Opus with all the men that they had, and a thousand Phocians.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8" by Charles H. Sylvester
There are nocturnes of Chopin's composed on a larger scale than the Opus 37, No.
"The Pianolist" by Gustav Kobbé
Petavii Opus de Doctr.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton
There is not the slightest attempt to allow these unique pieces of "Opus Anglicum" to point a moral or adorn a tale.
"Chats on Old Lace and Needlework" by Emily Leigh Lowes
The first movement of Beethoven's Sonata, Opus 26, illustrates the music ideal in composition to which I refer.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
The principles of Lord Bacon's "Instauratio Magna" were incipient in the "Opus Majus" of Roger Bacon, the Franciscan friar.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Czerny alone wrote over one thousand opus numbers.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
The nearest approach to the Opus Alexandrinum in textiles has been in Patchwork, of which a more artistic use may yet be made.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
Will the public ever stand such an opus?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Should he not have given another twenty-four hours to so large an opus?
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
The Studies without opus number, Nos.
"The Life of Johannes Brahms (Vol 2 of 2)" by Florence May
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In poetry:

I confess it hardish lines is
Not to earn a mopus :
Galling ne'er to get a Finis
Coronare Opus.
"The Patrol And The Gold-Digger" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Aha, 't is fine,--this mellow wine
With which our host would dope us!
Now let us hear what pretty dear
Entangles him of Opus.
"Let Us Have Peace" by Eugene Field

In news:

Opus One on Veterans Day.
Opus Interactive provides enterprise level private cloud hosting, dedicated servers, and colocation services from Tier III+ data centers in Portland, Santa Clara, Dallas, Wall Township NJ, and New York.
Opus Dei, In Its Own Words.
It'll be an OPUS all right.
The final " Opus " ran in Sunday's Tulsa World, among hundreds of other papers, as well as online at places such as Salon.com.
Opus Collection' Now Available at Starbucks.
Opus 's delivery model and consultative practice place Verint in a better competitive position.
Verint Systems has acquired Opus Group in a move to improve its ability to merge the contact center with back-office operations via analytics.
Shauli Einav Opus One Plus Loin.
Opus Bank, based in Irvine and with $2.4 billion in assets, held a grand opening at its Del Mar office last week.
She is also a supernumerary member of Opus Dei.
The FCC upheld a $16,000 against Opus Broadcasting Tallahassee for public file violations at four Florida FMs.
Figueroa joins Opus Group from Mansur & Co. A Chicago-based real estate investment firm.
The Barcelona Shipping Law Forum ( OPUS 2002) is a one-day event, taking place on Monday, December 9, 2002, at the Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel, Barcelona.
See all past events at Opus Gallery.
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In science:

Also, his magum opus, the book Christian (2012b), has now been published.
Simple refutation of Joy Christian's simple refutation of Bell's simple theorem
Stevens, W., Adagia (included in Opus Posthumous), Vintage Books (1990).
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
My goal is a self-contained opus that contains the ideas and visual imagery that occupies my current state of consciousness.
Classical Knot Theory
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