from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A creative work, especially a musical composition numbered to designate the order of a composer's works.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A work of music or set of works with a specified rank in an ordering of a composer's complete published works.
- n. A work, especially of art.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A work
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Work; a work, as a literary or musical composition (in the latter use often abbreviated op.).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a musical work that has been created
Nevertheless, the Kushner opus is so astonishing for its bravura reach that the most picayune critics would likely swap it in a heartbeat for a dozen safer but less ambitious comedy-dramas.
The book, generally considered to be his magnum opus, is largely credited with creating the terminology and shape of modern macroeconomics.
But the Bernstein comes across as an earnest effort to resuscitate a work of limited merit, while the Strauss opus is an unexpected delight.
My reaction to this opus is probably the same as grim leading man Dave Willock, who spends the entire film looking as if he just ate some nasty fish.
Created by former LucasArts adventure vet Tim Schafer (Day of the Tentacle, Grim Fandango) and starring Jack Black alongside a league of metal legends (Judas Priest's Rob Halford, Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister, Lita Ford, and, of course, Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne), the studio's open-world/driving/lite real-time-strategy opus is every medieval-apocalypse album cover brought to glorious life, finally fulfilling the wishes of two generations of disaffected patched-jean-jacketed and notebook-cover-doodling Hessians.
Each square metre of this totally unremarkable watercourse, is worthy of its own treatise; each unit area deserves its own magnus opus from a fluid dynamicist.
This stop motion animated opus is a reimagining of the classic Star Wars Tales comic book series from Dark Horse Comics in cinematic form.
The first volume of this grand opus is a significant event.
Unlike that above list of composers who either kept on with their longstanding tonal preference or reworked tonality into minimalist radicalism, Del Tredici's opus is such a conscious throwback, a deliberate re-creation of 19th-century Romantic rhetoric, that it would have been impossible to miss.
Amidst all the rumors surrounding “The Hobbit,” the most prevalent seems to be that the two-part opus is already slated for the 3D and IMAX treatment.