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Opus appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Draw an opus upon a ward.
  • Erasmus sops up opuses I ran at… ah, what an "arises up" opus possums are!
  • As I last sense it, I dig iron rations up on a more Roman opus: no, I tar no rigidities’ nests, Alisa.
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Definition of the noun opus

What does opus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: opera / opuses (variant)

  1. a musical work that has been created
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of opus: composition / musical composition / piece / piece of music
    • more generic word: music = an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
    • more specific terms:
      • morceau = a short literary or musical composition
      • sheet music = a musical composition in printed or written form
      • musical arrangement / arrangement = a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments
      • realisation / realization = a musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer
      • intermezzo = a short piece of instrumental music composed for performance between acts of a drama or opera
      • allegro = a musical composition or musical passage to be performed quickly in a brisk lively manner
      • allegretto = a musical composition or musical passage to be performed at a somewhat quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro
      • andante = a musical composition or musical passage to be performed moderately slow
      • introit = a composition of vocal music that is appropriate for opening church services
      • solo = a musical composition for one voice or instrument
      • duette / duet / duo = a musical composition for two performers
      • trio = a musical composition for three performers
      • quartette / quartet = a musical composition for four performers
      • quintette / quintet = a musical composition for five performers
      • sextette / sestet / sextet = a musical composition written for six performers
      • septette / septet = a musical composition written for seven performers
      • octette / octet = a musical composition written for eight performers
      • bagatelle = a light piece of music for piano
      • divertimento / serenade = a musical composition in several movements
      • canon = a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts
      • etude = a short composition for a solo instrument
      • pastorale / pastoral / idyll / idyl = a musical composition that evokes rural life
      • toccata = a baroque musical composition (usually for a keyboard instrument) with full chords and rapid elaborate runs in a rhythmically free style
      • fantasia = a musical composition of a free form usually incorporating several familiar themes
      • musical passage / passage = a short section of a musical composition
      • movement = a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata
      • largo = a composition or passage that is to be performed in a slow and dignified manner
      • larghetto = a composition or passage played in a slow tempo slightly faster than largo but slower than adagio
      • suite = a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected
      • symphonic poem / tone poem = an orchestral composition based on literature or folk tales
      • potpourri / pastiche / medley = a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
      • nocturne / notturno = a pensive lyrical piece of music
      • adagio = a composition played in adagio tempo
      • vocal / song = a short musical composition with words
      • study = a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique
      • capriccio = an instrumental composition that doesn't adhere to rules for any specific musical form and is played with improvisation
      • motet = an unaccompanied choral composition with sacred lyrics; intended to be sung as part of a church service
      • programme music / program music = musical compositions intended to evoke images or remind the listener of events
      • incidental music = music composed to accompany the action of a drama or to fill intervals between scenes
    • part: finale / coda = the closing section of a musical composition


  1. Opus is a pop-rock group from Graz, Austria. Formed in 1973, the group remains active today. The band is chiefly known for its 1985 single release, "Live Is Life.
    • also known as Opus feat. Jerry
    • members:
    • albums: "Hit Collection", "Best of Opus", "Live Is Life", "Live Is Life (stadium version)", "Opus", "Eleven", "Millenium Edition", "Up and Down", "Back to Future: The Ultimate Best Of", "Live Is Life 2008", "Tonight at the Opera", "Love, God & Radio", "Die größten Hits aus 15 Jahren", "Walkin' On Air"
    • nomination:
      • nominated to Juno Award for International Single of the Year - "Live Is Life"
      • Juno Award for International Single of the Year - "Live Is Life"
    • official website:
  2. Opus a.k.a. Pur is a German pop band from Bietigheim-Bissingen.
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  3. Opus is a musical group.
  4. Opus is a musical group.
    • album: "The Atrocity"

There are other groups with in their name, like Opus 3, Opus 5, Opus 7, opus x, opus-5, Opus 808, Opus Däi, Opus III, Oval Opus, Opus Posth, Magnum opus, Opus Akoben, Opus Magnum, Opus Orange, Non Opus Dei, Opus Avantra, Opus Draconis, Opus Malefici, Opus Atlantica.


Who is Opus?

Opus: In Greek mythology, Opus was a son of Zeus and Protogeneia, the daughter of Deucalion. Opus was a king of the Epeians and father of Cambyse or Protogeneia.


  1. "Opus" is the eighth studio album of the music project Schiller created by the German electronic musician Christopher Von Deylen. The album was announced on July 1, 2013 and was released on August 30, 2013. On this album Schiller has collaborated with Russian operatic soprano Anna Netrebko, French pianist Hélène Grimaud and German classical oboist Albrecht Mayer. Opus is the first release of the new label "Panorama" by Deutsche Grammophon. The album reached in its first week number 1 of the German albums chart and number 6 in Switzerland and number 10 in Austria. These are the highest entries of Schiller in Austria and Switzerland and the fourth number-1-album of Schiller in Germany. Schiller has received a Gold award in Germany in December 2013 for 100.000 sold albums of Opus. In 2014 there will be a reedition of the album: Opus - White Album.
  2. "Opus" is a musical album of Opus.
  3. "OPUS" is a musical album of Vita Nova.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  4. "Opus" is a musical EP of Rurutia.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  5. "Opus" is a musical album of Vitaly Beskrovny.
    • released on
  6. "Opus" is a musical album of Opus.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  7. "Opus" is a musical album of Ryan Farish.
  8. "Opus" is a composition.
  9. "opus" is a composition.
  10. "Opus" is a composition.


"Opus" is a 2006 play written by Michael Hollinger.


"Opus" is an award-nominated short film, directed by Don Levy.

  • country: United Kingdom
  • released in (48 years ago)
  • award: - BAFTA Award for Best Short Film nomination for Don Levy


Opus a.k.a. OPUS Records: OPUS is a former Czechoslovakia major state-owned record label and music publishing house based in Bratislava, now a label, Opus a.s., of Slovakia. It was privatized in 1990, and owned by Forza Music s.r.o. since 2005.


  1. Opus is a lossy audio coding format developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force that is particularly suitable for interactive real-time applications over the Internet. As an open format standardized through RFC 6716, a reference implementation audio codec called opus-tools is provided under the 3-clause BSD license. All known software patents which cover Opus are licensed under royalty-free terms.
  2. Opus was a Sunday strip drawn by Berkeley Breathed for a period of five years, 2003 to 2008. It was Breathed's fourth comic strip, following The Academia Waltz, Bloom County and Outland.
  3. Opus a.k.a. OPUS card: OPUS is a rechargeable contactless stored value smart card using the Calypso Standard and is used by most of the public transit operators in the province of Quebec, Canada .
  4. Opus is a student newspaper published at the University of Newcastle, Australia by the Newcastle University Students' Association. Opus was founded in 1954 by then economics lecturer Cyril Renwick, at what was then the Newcastle University College of the University of New South Wales, in the Newcastle suburb of Callaghan. Renwick proposed a student journal to promote student unity and expression. Teaming up with his secretary's husband, George Kirkby, the first edition of Opus was a four-page broadsheet newspaper replete with the refinement and formality of 1950s journalism.
  5. Opus was an American magazine that featured critical reviews of classical music recordings. Based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the magazine ran bimonthly from November/December 1984 to March/April 1988, publishing 21 issues. James R. Oestreich was its editor-in-chief. Historical Times, Inc., of Harrisburg was its owner. Warren Bertram Syer, who had published High Fidelity for 30 years, was then the president of Historical Times.
  6. Opus is a 2007 theatrical production of the play by Michael Hollinger.
    • award:
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Sound Design nomination for Jorge Cousineau
      • Outer Critics Circle Award for John Gassner Playwriting Award nomination for Michael Hollinger
  7. Opus is a free, open source content management system for publishing content on the world wide web and intranets.
    • genre: Content management system
    • license: GNU General Public License
    • official website:

Phrases with Opus

Phrases starting with the word Opus:

  1. Opus Dei
  2. Opus Operatum
  3. Opus spicatum

Phrases ending with the word Opus:

  1. magnum opus
  2. Systole Opus
  3. Onychiurus opus
  4. Bruchophagus Opus
  5. Heterophoxus Opus
  6. Species Systole Opus
  7. species Onychiurus opus
  8. Species Bruchophagus Opus
  9. Species Heterophoxus Opus

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Opus

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Google previewThe STREAM TONE: The Future of Personal Computing? (2015)

by T. Gilling

Opus is an open, royalty free, lossy, audio Compression format designed for the interactive transmission of both narrow-band...

Opus is a low-latency audio Compression algorithm optimised for interactive operation that could potentially form a ...

Google previewThe Rough Guide to France (2009)

by Rough Guides

Never completed, Benjamin's magnum opus is a kaleidoscopic assemblage of essays, notes and quotations, gathered under such headings as "Baudelaire", "Prostitution", "Mirrors" and " Idleness";.

Google previewMovie Greats (2008)

A Critical Study of Classic Cinema by Philip Gillett

A similar tone is evident in Hal Hinson's 1993 review for the same paper: 'What we just barely tolerate in this chronologically numbered, blatantly autobiographical opus is the shamelessly overluscious “Italianness” of it. . . Also on this list of ...

Google previewJung's Answer to Job (2014)

A Commentary by Paul Bishop

The epigram from Goethe urges us to consider the relationship between art, science, and religion, and Jung's entire opus is an investigation of the extent to which these three cultural activities are interdependent.333 In Memories, Dreams , ...

Google previewLaberinto (2006)

A Tool from the Past for Business Success Today by Deborah Gonzalez Esq

The secret is called the philosopher's stone, and the process is called Opus, The Great Work.

Google previewA New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome (1992)

by L. Richardson, jr

Opus Incertum. Facing of stone broken into irregular fist-sized chunks with one relatively flat face and fitted with narrow joints, but without any attempt at coursing . It is regularly ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Words Used in Art and Archaeology (1883)

Explaining Terms Frequently Used in Works on Architecture, Arms, Bronzes, Christian Art, Colour, Costume, Decoration, Devices, Emblems, Heraldry, Lace, Personal Ornaments, Pottery, Painting, Sculpture, &c, with Their Derivations by John William Mollett

Opus Albarium. (See STUCCO.) Opus Alexandrinum. A mosaic flooring Fig. 503. Alexandrinum opus. much used by the Romans, consisting of geometric figures, and generally of only two kinds of tessera, red and black on a white ground ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology (2000)

by Barbara Ann Kipfer

opus tessellatum live center for its surrounding area, or, in the provinces, was a community of Roman citizens, either Italian immigrants or enfranchised natives. The term is now used for comparable sites in Celtic territory, from Spain and Britain ...

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Quotes about Opus




There once was an upcoming actress
Whose voice tones resounded like cactus.
Her resonance so sour,
That after an hour,
Her voice coach abandoned her practice.

Steven B. Taylor
September 20,1997 (Steven B Taylor)
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Scrabble value of O1P3U1S1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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