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1840, in the meaning defined above
Italian, literally, serious opera
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“Opera seria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opera%20seria. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.
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