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opera seria

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noun opera se·ria \-ˈser-ē-ə, -ˈsir-\

Definition of opera seria

  1. :  an 18th century opera with a heroic or legendary subject



Origin and Etymology of opera seria

Italian, literally, serious opera


First Known Use: circa 1854


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