oeuvre definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. oeuvres
the group consisting of all the works, usually of a lifetime, of a particular writer, artist, or composer
Origin: French literally , work
oeuvre definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. oeu·vres
- A work of art.
- The sum of the lifework of an artist, writer, or composer.
Origin: French œuvre, from Old French uevre, work, from Latin opera, from pl. of opus, work; see opus.