Definition of operose in English:

operose

Syllabification: op·er·ose
Pronunciation: /ˈäpəˌrōs
 
/

adjective

rare
Involving or displaying much industry or effort.
More example sentences
  • As he was there, he added, ‘I'll have you know that this is needlessly operose and immoderately vexatious.’

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin operosus, from opus 'work'.

Definition of operose in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunty
Pronunciation: ˈdʒɔːnti
adjective
having a lively, cheerful, and self-confident manner...