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Noun opus has 1 sense


opusn. [L. See Opera.].
     A work;  [1913 Webster]
    " 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.)"  [1913 Webster]
Opus incertum. [L.] (Arch.) See under Incertum.


opus, n. (pl. opuses or opera)
1 Mus. a a separate musical composition or set of compositions of any kind. b (also op.) used before a number given to a composer's work, usu. indicating the order of publication (Beethoven, op. 15).
2 any artistic work (cf. MAGNUM OPUS).

opus Dei Eccl.
1 liturgical worship regarded as man's primary duty to God.
2 (Opus Dei) a Roman Catholic organization of laymen and priests founded in Spain in 1928 with the aim of re-establishing Christian ideals in society.
L, = work



Nachtmusik, absolute music, adaptation, air varie, aleatory, aleatory music, arrangement, article, artifact, autograph, best seller, book, bound book, brainchild, chamber music, chamber orchestra, child, classic, coinage, coloring book, composition, computer printout, concoction, copy, creation, creature, crowning achievement, definitive work, descant, distillation, document, draft, edited version, effect, electronic music, end product, engrossment, essay, essence, etude, exercise, extract, fair copy, fiction, final draft, finished version, first draft, flimsy, folio, fruit, great work, handiwork, hardback, harmonization, holograph, incidental music, instrumental music, invention, issue, juvenile, juvenile book, letter, limp-cover book, literae scriptae, literary artefact, literary production, literature, lucubration, magnum opus, manufacture, manuscript, masterpiece, masterwork, matter, mintage, new mintage, nocturne, nonbook, nonfiction, notebook, novel, oeuvre, offspring, opera, opuscule, opusculum, orchestration, original, origination, outcome, outgrowth, paper, paperback, parchment, penscript, picture book, piece, piece of writing, play, playbook, pocket book, poem, prayer book, printed matter, printout, product, production, program music, psalmbook, psalter, publication, reading matter, recension, result, ricercar, score, screed, scrip, script, scrive, scroll, second draft, serial, sketchbook, soft-cover, sonata, sonatina, songbook, standard work, storybook, string orchestra, string quartet, study, the written word, theme and variations, title, tome, trade book, transcript, transcription, trio, typescript, variation, version, volume, work, writing




N production, creation, construction, formation, fabrication, manufacture, building, architecture, erection, edification, coinage, diaster, organization, nisus formativus, putting together, establishment, workmanship, performance, achievement, flowering, fructification, inflorescence, bringing forth, parturition, birth, birth-throe, childbirth, delivery, confinement, accouchement, travail, labor, midwifery, obstetrics, geniture, gestation, assimilation, evolution, development, growth, entelechy, fertilization, gemination, germination, heterogamy, genesis, generation, epigenesis, procreation, progeneration, propagation, fecundation, impregnation, albumen, spontaneous generation, archegenesis, archebiosis, biogenesis, abiogenesis, digenesis, dysmerogenesis, eumerogenesis, heterogenesis, oogenesis, merogenesis, metogenesis, monogenesis, parthenogenesis, homogenesis, xenogenesis, authorship, publication, works, opus, oeuvre, biogeny, dissogeny, xenogeny, tocogony, vacuolization, edifice, building, structure, fabric, erection, pile, tower, flower, fruit, produced, producing, productive of, prolific, creative, formative, genetic, genial, genital, pregnant, enceinte, big with, fraught with, in the family way, teeming, parturient, in the straw, brought to bed of, puerperal, puerperous, digenetic, heterogenetic, oogenetic, xenogenetic, ectogenous, gamic, haematobious, sporogenous, sporophorous, architectonic, ex nihilo nihil, fiat lux, materiam superabat opus, nemo dat quod non habet.


N music, concert, strain, tune, air, melody, aria, arietta, piece of music, work, number, opus, sonata, rondo, rondeau, pastorale, cavatina, roulade, fantasia, concerto, overture, symphony, variations, cadenza, cadence, fugue, canon, quodlibet, serenade, notturno, dithyramb, opera, operetta, oratorio, composition, movement, stave, passamezzo, toccata, Vorspiel, instrumental music, full score, minstrelsy, tweedledum and tweedledee, band, orchestra, concerted piece, potpourri, capriccio, vocal music, vocalism, chaunt, chant, psalm, psalmody, hymn, song, canticle, canzonet, cantata, bravura, lay, ballad, ditty, carol, pastoral, recitative, recitativo, solfeggio, Lydian measures, slow music, slow movement, adagio, minuet, siren strains, soft music, lullaby, dump, dirge, pibroch, martial music, march, dance music, waltz, solo, duet, duo, trio, quartet, quartett, septett, part song, descant, glee, madrigal, catch, round, chorus, chorale, antiphon, antiphony, accompaniment, second, bass, score, bourdon, drone, morceau, terzetto, composer, musician, musical, instrumental, vocal, choral, lyric, operatic, harmonious, Wagnerian, adagio, largo, larghetto, andante, andantino, alla capella, maestoso, moderato, allegro, allegretto, spiritoso, vivace, veloce, presto, prestissimo, con brio, capriccioso, scherzo, scherzando, legato, staccato, crescendo, diminuendo, rallentando, affettuoso, obbligato, pizzicato, desto, in notes by distance made more sweet, like the faint exquisite music of a dream, music arose with its voluptuous swell, music is the universal language of mankind, music's golden tongue, the speech of angels, will sing the savageness out of a bear, music hath charms to soothe the savage beast.

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