See also: oeuvré, œuvre, Œuvre, and œuvré

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EtymologyEdit

From French œuvre, from Latin opera. Doublet of opera and ure.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɜːvɹə/, /ˈuːvɹə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈəːvɹə/, /ˈuːvɹə/
  • (file)

NounEdit

oeuvre (plural oeuvres)

  1. A work of art.
  2. (uncountable, collective) The complete body of an artist's work.
    Synonyms: body of work, complete works
    • 1997, Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault, Totem Books, Icon Books, →ISBN, page 7:
      Let’s “fictionalize” Foucault’s life by turning it into a biographical account of Foucault and his oeuvre or work.
    • 2006, Michel Foucault, “Madness, the absence of an œuvre.”, in Jean Khalfa, transl.; Jean Khalfa, editor, In History of Madness, Routledge, →ISBN, pages 541–549:
      There, in that pale region, beneath that essential cover, the twin incompatibility of an œuvre and madness is unveiled; it is the blind spot of each one's possibility, and of their mutual exclusion.
    • 2012 April 23, Barbara B. Heyman, “Introduction”, in Samuel Barber: A Thematic Catalogue of the Complete Works, Oxford University Press, →ISBN:
      Although, at the onset of my writing this catalogue, his forty-eight opus numbers suggested a small output, in fact his oeuvre comprised more than 100 published and nearly as many unpublished pieces representative of nearly every musical genre.

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oeuvre n (plural oeuvres, diminutive oeuvretje n)

  1. oeuvre

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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oeuvre f (plural oeuvres)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of œuvre.

Usage notesEdit

  • The œ ligature is often replaced in contemporary French with oe (the œ character does not appear on AZERTY keyboards), but this is nonstandard.

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EtymologyEdit

Old French uevre.

NounEdit

oeuvre m or f (plural oeuvres)

  1. work; piece of work