There are 2 definitions of opera in English:

opera1

Syllabification: o·pe·ra
Pronunciation: /ˈäp(ə)rə
 
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noun

  • 1A dramatic work in one or more acts, set to music for singers and instrumentalists.
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    • In the 1770s he began composing symphonies, concertos, operas and theater music.
    • They are even hungry for classical music - operas, symphonies and solo concerts.
    • The discretionary fund is used to pay musicians, broadcast live classical music concerts and operas.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1Opera as a genre of classical music.
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    • There are many people who are very used to listening to opera, classical music, world music, and pop in languages other than their own.
    • The opera has been around China for more than 400 years, impacting many other genres of folk opera.
    • In the last few years London has seen a variety of operatic styles in contemporary opera.
  • 1.2A building for the performance of opera.
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    • On the other hand, there's nothing like going to the opera or Shakespearean theatre on a mild dose of magic mushrooms.
    • When your day's work is done, I can bring the theatre or the opera to your home
    • You decide to splash out on a night at the opera, but the theatre is full.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Italian, from Latin, literally 'labor, work'.

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There are 2 definitions of opera in English:

opera2

Syllabification: o·pe·ra
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈäp(ə)rə/

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