Opera Definition

ŏpər-ə, ŏprə
operas, opus
noun
operas
A play having all or most of its text set to music, with arias, recitatives, choruses, duets, trios, etc. sung to orchestral accompaniment, usually characterized by elaborate costuming, scenery, and choreography.
Webster's New World
A theatrical presentation in which a dramatic performance is set to music.
American Heritage
The branch of art represented by such plays.
Webster's New World
The score, libretto, or performance of such a play.
Webster's New World
A theater in which operas are given.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
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Other Word Forms of Opera

Noun

Singular:
opera
Plural:
operas

Origin of Opera

  • Italian work, opera from Latin work, service op- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian opera.

    From Wiktionary

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