Definition of opera
plural of opus
Simple Definition of opera
: a kind of performance in which actors sing all or most of the words of a play with music performed by an orchestra
: a show in which opera is performed
: a group of actors who perform operas together
Examples of opera in a sentence
I am going to an opera tonight.
Origin and Etymology of opera
Italian, work, opera, from Latin, work, pains; akin to Latin oper-, opus — more at operate
First Known Use: 1644
OPERA Defined for Kids
Definition of opera for Students
: a play in which the entire text is sung with orchestral accompaniment
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