Music vs Opus - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between music and opus

is that music is a sound, or the study of such sounds, organized in time while opus is a work of music or set of works with a specified rank in an ordering of a composer's complete published works.

As a verb music

is to seduce or entice with music.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

music

Alternative forms

* musick (archaic) * musicke (obsolete) * musique (obsolete)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • A sound, or the study of such sounds, organized in time.
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  • (figuratively) Any pleasing or interesting sounds.
  • An art form, created by organizing of pitch, rhythm, and sounds made using and sometimes singing
  • A guide to playing or singing a particular tune; sheet music.
  • Synonyms

    * melody * vibe

    Derived terms

    * background music * chamber music * chin music * concrete music * country music * elevator music * face the music * fill music * hillbilly music * incidental music * musical * musicality * musically * music box * music drama * music hall * musician, muso * musicing * musicless * music of the spheres * music to someone's ears * musicologist * musicology * pop music * program music * set to music * sheet music * soul music * world music

    See also

    * * MusicNovatory: the science of music encyclopedia *

    Verb

    (musick)
  • To seduce or entice with music.
  • Statistics

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    References

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    opus

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A work of music or set of works with a specified rank in an ordering of a composer's complete published works.
  • Beethoven's ''opus'' eighteen quartets are considered by many to be the beginning of the Romantic era.
  • A work, especially of art.
  • The painter's last opus was a dedication to all things living, in a surprising contrast to all of his prior work.

    Usage notes

    The most common plural of opus'' in English is ''opuses''. Some people use the Latin plural, ''opera''. ''Opi'' is fairly common in the field of classical music, though mostly in informal contexts. The use of any of these three pluralizations may result in the speaker being corrected, though ''opi'' above all should be avoided in formal contexts. Outside of music, the word ''opus'' sees particularly frequent use in the expression ''magnum opus .