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Meaning of OPERA

Pronunciation:  'owpuru

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  theater where opera is performed
  2. [n]  a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes

OPERA is a 5 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: opera house
 See Also: act, aria, bouffe, classical music, comic opera, grand opera, house, musical drama, opera bouffe, opera comique, serious music, supertitle, surtitle, theater, theatre



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Op"er*a\, n. [It., fr. opera work, composition, opposed
to an improvisation, fr. L. opera pains work, fr. opus,
operis, work, labor: cf. F. op['e]ra. See {Operate}.]
1. A drama, either tragic or comic, of which music forms an
   essential part; a drama wholly or mostly sung, consisting
   of recitative, arials, choruses, duets, trios, etc., with
   orchestral accompaniment, preludes, and interludes,
   together with appropriate costumes, scenery, and action; a
   lyric drama.

2. The score of a musical drama, either written or in print;
   a play set to music.

3. The house where operas are exhibited.

{Op['e]ra bouffe} [F. op['e]ra opera + bouffe comic, It.
   buffo], {Opera buffa} [It.], light, farcical, burlesque

{Opera box}, a partially inclosed portion of the auditorium
   of an opera house for the use of a small private party.

{Op['e]ra comique} [F.], comic or humorous opera.

{Opera flannel}, a light flannel, highly finished. --Knight.

{Opera girl} (Bot.), an East Indian plant ({Mantisia
   saltatoria}) of the Ginger family, sometimes seen in
   hothouses. It has curious flowers which have some
   resemblance to a ballet dancer, whence the popular name.
   Called also {dancing girls}.

{Opera glass}, a short telescope with concave eye lenses of
   low power, usually made double, that is, with a tube and
   set of glasses for each eye; a lorgnette; -- so called
   because adapted for use at the opera, theater, etc.

{Opera hat}, a gentleman's folding hat.

{Opera house}, specifically, a theater devoted to the
   performance of operas.

{Opera seria} [It.], serious or tragic opera; grand opera.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: To watch an opera in your dream, represents your quest for the grander things in life. You may be acting a little overly dramatic in some situations.
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