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Definition a musical play with orchestra in which most dialogue is sung — (typically associated with classical music and often in a language foreign to the audience)

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the art form (or describing something as related to it) that consists of musical plays with orchestra in which most dialogue is sung
  • She is a popular opera singer.
opera = a classical music play in which most of the dialogue is sung
  • We're going to the opera this evening.
  • opera = a classical music play in which most of the dialogue is sung
  • ...someone was singing. It was opera.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • opera = a song from a classical music play in which most of the dialogue is sung
  • They ... used to be always seen together at the Opera, and wherever good music was going on.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • opera = performances of classical music plays in which most of the dialogue is sung
  • I hear she went to the Opera on Monday night,
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • opera = a classical music play in which most of the dialogue is sung
  • He was a murderer who terrorized the opera house for years before kidnapping a young singer and trying to force her to be the love he was denied.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • opera = (used for) classical music plays in which most of the dialogue is sung
  • No expense had been spared on the setting, which was acknowledged to be very beautiful even by people who shared his acquaintance with the Opera houses of Paris and Vienna.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • opera = (built for) classical music plays in which most of the dialogue is sung
  • Or I'll take you to the opera.
    Stephanie Perkins  --  Anna and the French Kiss
  • opera = a musical play with orchestra in which most dialogue is sung
  • In order for you to understand what I did and why, I must introduce you to my favorite opera: Madame Butterfly.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • opera = a classical music play in which most of the dialogue is sung
  • She has lived in this city her whole life. She can speak two languages. She can sing an opera.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • opera = a classical music play in which most of the dialogue is sung
  • That sweet little Donna Correlli was booed off the stage when she tried to sing opera.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • opera = a classical music play in which most of the dialogue is sung
  • If I'm on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I'm going, I'm liable to say I'm going to the opera.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • opera = a classical music play in which most of the dialogue is sung
  • We listen to the opera singer in a peaceful silence.
    Stephanie Perkins  --  Anna and the French Kiss
  • Until the opera singer begins her evening routine.
    Stephanie Perkins  --  Anna and the French Kiss
  • Song begins to do opera moves, as he did the night they met.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • (Chinese opera music comes up on the speakers.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • They "beat" her, then lampoon the acrobatics of the Chinese opera, as she is made to kneel onstage.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • No opera singer, but it's only the afternoon.
    Stephanie Perkins  --  Anna and the French Kiss
  • Why, in the Peking Opera, are women's roles played by men?
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • The opera music was very loud now Flora looked down at the hand that was on her arm.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses

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