Pronounced: ek-DIZ-ee-ast, noun
Notes: I don’t know this word
The word oeuvre means “the complete works of a writer, painter, musician, or the like, taken as a whole”
Our word came into English in the late 1800s
Background / Comments
Our word comes directly from French word oeuvre (work), which comes from the Latin word opera (work; effort). I think I’ve run across this word in the work of Peter Schickele – he created the fictional person of PDQ Bach and in one of the PDQ Bach pieces, I think our word is used (it has been quite a while since I’ve listened to my collection, and I’m not sure which work this is a part of).