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used in A Great and Terrible Beauty

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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)


the art form (or describing something as related to it) that consists of musical plays with orchestra in which most dialogue is sung
  • Women with their gems and opera gloves.
    Chapter 21 (3% in)
  • During our music lesson, Mr. Grunewald drones on for the whole of the hour about the merits of a particular opera.
    Chapter 23 (10% in)
  • Finally, Miss Moore covers their nakedness with a blanket, and Mrs. Nightwing pulls them into the hall, where we can hear her voice rising into a tone that's nearly operatic.
    Chapter 30 (6% in)

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