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English definition of “opera”

opera

noun [C/U]    /ˈɑp·ər·ə, ˈɑp·rə/
music a formal play in which all or most of the words are sung, or this type of play generally operatic    /ˌɑp·əˈræt̬·ɪk/ adjective
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