a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
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opera, opera house(noun)
a building where musical dramas are performed
A theatrical work combining drama, music, song and sometimes dance.
The score for such a work.
A building designed for the performance of such works; an opera house.
A company dedicated to performing such works.
Any showy, melodramatic or unrealistic production resembing an opera.
A collection of work (plural of opus).
Plural form of opus.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
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. Forerunner of the phonograph. 2. A rendezvous for the bored.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
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.
A loving happy story 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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'opera' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3988
Rank popularity for the word 'opera' in Nouns Frequency: #1528
The numerical value of opera in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of opera in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of opera in a Sentence
Bed is the poor man's opera.
The opera isn't over till the fat lady sings.
I was a one-dimensional soap-opera pretty boy.
A Librettist is a mere drudge in the world of opera.
How wonderful opera would be if there were no singers.
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Translations for opera
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- أ وبراArabic
- c'hoarigan, c'hoarigandiBreton
- Oper, OpernhausGerman
- opero, operejo, opera domoEsperanto
- ooppera, oopperataloFinnish
- 歌劇, オペラ, 歌劇団Japanese
- opera, operteātrisLatvian
- о̏пера, ȍperaSerbo-Croatian
- operahus, operaSwedish
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