Opus vs Panegyric - What's the difference?

opus | panegyric |


As nouns the difference between opus and panegyric

is that opus is a work of music or set of works with a specified rank in an ordering of a composer's complete published works while panegyric is a formal speech or opus publicly praising someone or something.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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 .

    panegyric

    English

    Alternative forms

    * panegyrick (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A formal speech or opus publicly praising someone or something.
  • Synonyms

    * eulogy

    Derived terms

    * panegyrical * panegyrically