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Opera meaning

opera - 4 dictionary results

  1. 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. 2. The score of a musical drama, either written or in print; a play set to music.
  3. 3. The house where operas are exhibited.
  4. 4. Operatic.

opera - examples of usage

  1. The skyline of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the blue water of the harbour and the Sydney Opera House, viewed from a ferry or from the air, is dramatic and unforgettable.
  2. Indeed, for thirty- two years of life he had nothing more substantial to show than a manuscript book containing the score of half an opera. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Mr. Wetmore is right; for me, it's like enjoying an opera, or a ball." - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
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