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Definition of Opera

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musical drama in which the actors sing their parts (rather then speaking them) to the accompaniment of an orchestra; musical and dramatic genre which includes opera; musical composition for an opera; opera house
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Opera Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
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work| care; aid; service| effort/trouble; [dare operam => pay attention to]
LATIN- ENGLISH (AZAD)
work, pains, labor.
Latin-English Online Dictionary
work, pains, labor
Opera Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(pl. )
of Opus
  
(n.)
The score of a musical drama, either written or in print; a play set to music.
  
(n.)
The house where operas are exhibited.
  
(n.)
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.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

opera
\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. opéra. 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.


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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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The Devil's Dictionary
Opera, (n.)

A play representing life in another world, whose inhabitants have no speech but song, no motions but gestures and no postures but attitudes. All acting is simulation, and the word "simulation" is from "simia", an ape; but in opera the actor takes for his model "Simia audibilis" (or "Pithecanthropos stentor") -- the ape that howls.

The actor apes a man -- at least in shape;
The opera performer apes and ape.
  
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
(hypernym) classical music, serious music
(hyponym) comic opera, opera bouffe, bouffe, opera comique
(part-meronym) supertitle, surtitle
2. theater where opera is performed
(synonym) opera house
(hypernym) theater, theatre, house

Noun
1. a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
(synonym) musical composition, composition, piece, piece of music
(hypernym) music
(hyponym) morceau
(part-meronym) finale, coda
Opera Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of theatres
Dream Dictionary
To dream of attending an opera, denotes that you will be entertained by congenial friends, and find that your immediate affairs will be favorable.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Dream Symbols
Expressing emotions
Opera Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
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Opera Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Basic Music Glossary
a staged drama sung with orchestral accompaniment
English - Klingon
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Famous Klingon Opera :
'aqtu' - Aktuh
tlhIngan jIH - I am a Klingon
Opera Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
The right '5' hand, palm facing left, is waved back and forth over the downturned left hand. (The letter 'O' may also be used) The mouth may be held open in song.