Definition of oeuvre in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈəːvr(ə)/


1The body of work of a painter, composer, or author: the complete oeuvre of Mozart
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  • Both novels occupy somewhat ambiguous positions in the oeuvres of their authors.
  • But even in the oeuvres of those authors, Jews, although mentioned, are usually dealt with superficially, not as a significant part of Hispanic culture.
  • This causes havoc to the catalogue-based model of the oeuvre complete.
1.1A work of art, music, or literature: an early oeuvre
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  • He is an extremely prolific composer whose output also includes some five symphonies, violin concertos, cello concertos, chamber music and vocal oeuvres.
  • An oeuvre that successfully cut across two distinct areas of film production: the art film and commercial cinema.
  • Hence the reader is forced to rely on his own memory or find the reference in another of the author's oeuvres.


Late 19th century: French, literally 'work'.

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