Definition of opera
- plural of opus
I am going to an opera tonight.
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First Known Use: 1848See Words from the same year
: 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
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