Definition of operose in English:

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operose

Pronunciation: /ˈäpəˌrōs/

adjective

rare
Involving or displaying much industry or effort.
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'.

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Syllabification: op·er·ose

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