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opera
used in Atonement

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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
  • Shoulder to shoulder, half standing, half sitting, they faced their childhood home whose architecturally confused medieval references seemed now to be whimsically lighthearted; their mother's migraine was a comic interlude in a light opera, the sadness of the twins a sentimental extravagance, the incident in the kitchen no more than the merry jostling of lively spirits.
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