Definition of Peking opera in English:

Peking opera

Line breaks: Pe¦king opera

noun

[mass noun]
A stylized Chinese form of opera dating from the late 18th century, in which speech, singing, mime, and acrobatics are performed to an instrumental accompaniment.
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  • The same is true with the various types of Chinese opera, with Peking opera taking the lead.
  • Others sing Peking opera under the trees along the river.
  • Some practised singing Peking opera and played roles in private circles as amateurs.

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