horse opera

noun

Definition of horse opera

Examples of horse opera in a Sentence

the star of many horse operas
Recent Examples on the Web The ongoing horse opera now has a new leading man: Tim Yakteen. New York Times, 7 May 2022 But also, because of the actor’s reliability, a figure that still felt rooted in the history of the horse opera. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 30 Sep. 2021 Amid the horseplay in this deranged horse opera, there’s also a poignant moment — part tribute, part torch-passing — in Act 2, when a large photo appears onstage of Larry Coen. Don Aucoin, BostonGlobe.com, 2 May 2018 The problem is that his and screenwriter Greg Tucker's love of horse operas both boilerplate and ruminative a la Peckinpah doesn't mesh well enough into a smooth ride. Robert Abele, latimes.com, 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of horse opera

1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of horse opera was in 1923

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Last Updated

17 May 2022

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“Horse opera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horse%20opera. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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