Definition of opera queen in English:

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opera queen

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

informal
A male homosexual who is fanatical about opera, especially one characterized as being affectedly haughty and overrefined.
Example sentences
  • On an aside, I can see why my friend Suxanne the opera queen finds musical theatre-type singing to sound nasal.
  • It was interesting chatting with the chap next to me, a senior opera queen, who adores Renee, and Angela.
  • The idea that gay liberation, which was born in Germany, was snuffed out and set back half a century by a closet case Wagnerian opera queen afraid of being outed really boggles the brain.

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Syllabification: op·er·a queen

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