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opera
used in Light in August

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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
  • It had mechanical ladders that sprang to prodigious heights at the touch of a hand, like opera hats; only there' was now nothing for them to spring to.
    Chapter 13 (4% in)
  • For a short time the dogs moiled, whimpering, then they set off again, fulltongued, drooling, and dragged and carried the running and cursing men at top speed back to the cabin, where, feet planted and with backflung heads and backrolled eyeballs, they bayed the empty doorway with the passionate abandon of two baritones singing Italian opera.
    Chapter 13 (32% in)

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