Definitions for OPERAˈɒp ər ə, ˈɒp rə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

op•er•aˈɒp ər ə, ˈɒp rə(n.)(pl.)-er•as.

  1. an extended dramatic work in which the parts are sung to orchestral accompaniment.

    Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: Compare aria 1 , comic opera 1 1 , grand opera, recitative2. 2

  2. the score of such a work.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. an opera house or resident company.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of opera:

1635–45; < It: work, opera < L, orig. pl. of opus service, work, a work, opus

o•pe•raˈoʊ pər ə, ˈɒp ər ə(n.)

  1. a pl. of opus.

    Category: Music and Dance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. opera(noun)

    a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes

  2. Opera(noun)

    a commercial browser

  3. opera, opera house(noun)

    a building where musical dramas are performed

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. opera(noun)ˈoʊ pər ə, ˈɒp ər ə

    a play performed to music by singers

    I'm not a big fan of opera.; an opera by Puccini


  1. opera(Noun)

    A theatrical work combining drama, music, song and sometimes dance.

  2. opera(Noun)

    The score for such a work.

  3. opera(Noun)

    A building designed for the performance of such works; an opera house.

  4. opera(Noun)

    A company dedicated to performing such works.

  5. opera(Noun)

    Any showy, melodramatic or unrealistic production resembing an opera.

  6. opera(Noun)

    A collection of work (plural of opus).

  7. opera(Noun)

    Plural form of opus.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Opera

    a drama set to music and acted and sung to the accompaniment of a full orchestra, of which there are several kinds according as they are grave, comic, or romantic.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. opera

    1. Forerunner of the phonograph. 2. A rendezvous for the bored.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. OPERA

    A drama that has taken on airs and refuses to speak, yet always sings its own praises. =GRAND OPERA= An excuse for displaying several boxes of jewelry and peaches with pedigrees.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'OPERA' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3988

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'OPERA' in Nouns Frequency: #1528

Anagrams of OPERA

  1. pareo

Translations for OPERA

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a musical drama in which the dialogue is sung

an opera by Verdi.

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