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used in Running in the Family

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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
  • But it was only in the midst of this party, among my closest friends, that I realised I would be travelling back to the family I had grown from—those relations from my parents' generation who stood in my memory like frozen opera.
    p. 22.6
  • Even the shy Lyn Ludowyck betrayed his studies and came out there once, turning out to be a superb mimic, singing both male and female parts from Italian operas which the others had never heard of—so they all thought at first that he was singing a Sinhalese baila.
    p. 46.6

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