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?

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How to say opera in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Dan Ives:

    This was a major win for Qualcomm, the soap opera is finally over.

  3. Victor Borge:

    When an opera star sings her head off, she usually improves her appearance.

  4. Jessica Morgan:

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

  5. Ron Howard:

    I knew that operas were very dramatic and that his life was very dramatic and so it was pretty easy early on to say' Hey, I wonder if we can actually understand these performances of particular arias and use them in the film so in a way we're kind of telling his story', we're almost making an opera about Pavarotti using these arias and these great performances because the performances are just staggering.

Images & Illustrations of opera

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