Definitions for opera
ˈɒp ər ə, ˈɒp rəoper·a
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word opera.
a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
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opera, opera housenoun
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.
Etymology: From opera.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
An opera is a poetical tale or fiction, represented by vocal and instrumental musick, adorned with scenes, machines, and dancing. Dryden’s Pref. to Albion.
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 expression of a facet of life created and designed in various musical sounds, harmonies, tones and lyrics.
Opera is amazing and is very uplifting.
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British National Corpus
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
This is not a soap opera of personalities, i'm not interested in playing that game.
I thought she would be married with kids. She was smart, and her family was into music and opera and stuff, and sort of upper class.
She was definitely the light of the room when she walked in, she opened her doors to anybody and everybody. She taught opera singers, rock stars and everybody in between.
CREATOR OF MANY WORDS AND PHRASES RELATED TO REGGAE, RADIOLOGY, AND RASTAFARI. A GIFTED TEACHER OF LEGENDS. eg-REGGAE OPERA D.I.V.A- DIVINELY INSPIRED VOCAL ACAPPELA. CREATOR OF REGGAE SKANKING, AND DANCE.
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.
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Translations for opera
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- أ وبراArabic
- c'hoarigan, c'hoarigandiBreton
- Opernhaus, OperGerman
- opero, operejo, opera domoEsperanto
- ooppera, oopperataloFinnish
- 歌劇団, オペラ, 歌劇Japanese
- operteātris, operaLatvian
- ȍpera, о̏пераSerbo-Croatian
- opera, operahusSwedish
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