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opera
used in The Mill on the Floss

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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)

or:

the art form (or describing something as related to it) that consists of musical plays with orchestra in which most dialogue is sung
  • I don't know the opera, but it appears the tenor is telling the heroine that he shall always love her though she may forsake him.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (62% in)
  • But then good society has its claret and its velvet carpets, its dinner-engagements six weeks deep, its opera and its faery ball-rooms; rides off its ennui on thoroughbred horses; lounges at the club; has to keep clear of crinoline vortices; gets its science done by Faraday, and its religion by the superior clergy who are to be met in the best houses,—how should it have time or need for belief and emphasis?
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (77% in)
  • "If you will look out the 'Beggar's Opera' from the large canterbury.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (60% in)

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