opera
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɒp.əɹ.ə/, /ˈɒp.ɹə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɑ.pəɹ.ə/, /ˈɑ.pɹə/
Noun

opera

  1. (music) A theatrical work, combining drama, music, song and sometimes dance.
  2. (music) The score for such a work.
  3. A building designed for the performance of such works; an opera house.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VI, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      “I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, the gorged dowagers, […], the jewelled animals whose moral code is the code of the barnyard—!"
  4. A company dedicated to performing such works.
  5. (by extension) Any showy, melodramatic or unrealistic production resembling an opera.
  6. A collection of work; plural form of opus.
Translations Translations
  • German: Oper
  • Portuguese: ópera
  • Russian: о́пера
Translations Translations
  • German: Oper
  • Portuguese: ópera
  • Russian: о́пера



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