What does opera mean?

Definitions for opera
ˈɒp ər ə, ˈɒp rəopera

Here are all the 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.

    Etymology: From opera.

  2. opera(Noun)

    The score for such a work.

    Etymology: From opera.

  3. opera(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From opera.

  4. opera(Noun)

    A company dedicated to performing such works.

    Etymology: From opera.

  5. opera(Noun)

    Any showy, melodramatic or unrealistic production resembing an opera.

    Etymology: From opera.

  6. opera(Noun)

    A collection of work (plural of opus).

    Etymology: From opera.

  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.

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  

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

How to pronounce opera?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Jessica Morgan:

    For Americans, the royal family is not a political issue, for us, they are like a very long running soap opera.

  2. Norman Lebrecht:

    In the end money speaks, talent walks. It’s a sad day for opera.

  3. Hannah More, 1775:

    Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.

  4. Woody Allen:

    At the opera in Milan with my daughter and me, Needleman leaned out of his box and fell into the orchestra pit. Too proud to admit it was a mistake, he attended the opera every night for a month and repeated it each time.

  5. 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).

Images & Illustrations of opera

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