Definitions for operaˈɒp ər ə, ˈɒp rə

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word opera

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

Wiktionary

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Opera

    op′ėr-a, n. a musical drama: a place where operas are performed.—adj. used in or for an opera, as an opera-glass, &c.—ns. Op′era-cloak, a cloak of elegant form and material for carrying into the auditorium of a theatre or opera-house as a protection against draughts; Op′era-danc′er, one who dances in ballets introduced into operas; Op′era-glass, a small glass or telescope for use at operas, theatres, &c.; Op′era-hat, a hat which can be made flat by compression and expanded again to its full size; Op′era-house, a theatre where operas are represented; Op′era-sing′er.—adjs. Operat′ic, -al, pertaining to or resembling the opera. [It.,—L. opera. Cf. Operate.]

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of opera in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of opera in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Italian Proverb:

    Bed is the poor man's opera.

  2. Dan Cook:

    The opera isn't over till the fat lady sings.

  3. Robertson Davies:

    A Librettist is a mere drudge in the world of opera.

  4. Gioacchino Rosini:

    How wonderful opera would be if there were no singers.

  5. Toni Szarek:

    I'm not an opera singer but I am pretty good at singing, I think.

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