Definition of operose in English:

operose

adjective

rare
  • Involving or displaying much industry or effort.

    • ‘As he was there, he added, ‘I'll have you know that this is needlessly operose and immoderately vexatious.’’

Origin

Late 17th century: from Latin operosus, from opus ‘work’.

Pronunciation

operose

/ˈɑpəˌroʊs//ˈäpəˌrōs/