What does Opera mean?

Definitions for Opera
ˈɒp ər ə, ˈɒp rəOper·a

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Opera.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. operanoun

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

  2. Operanoun

    a commercial browser

  3. opera, opera housenoun

    a building where musical dramas are performed

Wiktionary

  1. operanoun

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

    Etymology: From opera.

  2. operanoun

    The score for such a work.

    Etymology: From opera.

  3. operanoun

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

    Etymology: From opera.

  4. operanoun

    A company dedicated to performing such works.

    Etymology: From opera.

  5. operanoun

    Any showy, melodramatic or unrealistic production resembing an opera.

    Etymology: From opera.

  6. operanoun

    A collection of work (plural of opus).

    Etymology: From opera.

  7. operanoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. opera

    A loving happy expression of a facet of life created and designed in various musical sounds, harmonies, tones and lyrics.

    Opera is amazing and is very uplifting.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 14, 2019  

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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

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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

Examples of Opera in a Sentence

  1. Chairman Sverre Munck:

    The board has a seen an interest in different alliances and cooperations with Opera over the last months.

  2. Rosa Ponselle:

    In the surroundings of an opera performance, once I am deep in it, I am living it. Between the acts and in my dressing room to change costumes, I do not realize I am Rosa Ponselle. I seem instead to be Aida, Gioconda, Norma--the woman I am singing. And when the last curtain falls, I am a rag--but contented.

  3. Chris Hemsworth:

    Back when I was still on the soap, I became incredibly insecure and full of anxiety because I didn't know if I was any good. I spent years being angsty, constantly telling people I wasn't just part of a soap opera, that I was a real artist, and I remember Luke sort of snapping, telling me to shut up, that he was sick of hearing it.

  4. Jason Case:

    We returned to Austria and visited the Vienna Opera House. Amyeven bungee jumped from the Danube Tower (the Fast Forward task in Leg 6 we weren't able to complete because of inclement weather).

  5. Ulrich Leisinger:

    Here we have a short, not great, piece by Mozart, but at least something that really sheds new light on his daily life as an opera composer in Vienna.

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