Opera

Definition of Opera

Op´er`a   Pronunciation: ǒp´ẽr`å
n.1.A drama, either tragic or comic, of which music forms an essential part; a drama wholly or mostly sung, consisting of recitative, arias, 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.
Opéra bouffe
light, farcical, burlesque opera.
Opera box
a partially inclosed portion of the auditorium of an opera house for the use of a small private party.
Opéra comique
comic or humorous opera.
Opera flannel
a light flannel, highly finished.
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.
- Knight.
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
serious or tragic opera; grand opera.

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