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