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Definition of opera noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈɑpərə//
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a dramatic work in which all or most of the words are sung to music; works of this type as an art form or entertainment Puccini's operas to go to the opera an opera singer light/grand opera see also soap opera
  2. 2[countable] a company that performs opera; a building in which operas are performed the Metropolitan Opera
adjective operatic arias/composers
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: opera