Meaning of “opera glasses” in the English Dictionary

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"opera glasses" in British English

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opera glassesnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈɒp.ər.ə ˌɡlɑː.sɪz/ us /ˈɑː.pɚ.ə ˌɡlæs.ɪz/

small binoculars that can be used in large theatres by people sitting far from the stage, so that they can see the performers more clearly

(Definition of “opera glasses” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)