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operanoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈɒp.ər.ə/ /ˈɒp.rə/  us   /ˈɑː.pɚ.ə/
A2 a ​musicalplay in which most of the words are ​sung, or ​plays and ​music of this ​type: "Carmen" is my ​favourite opera. I've never been a ​hugefan of opera. He goes to the opera (= to ​see an opera)whenever he can. an opera ​singer
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(Definition of opera from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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operanoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈɑp·ər·ə, ˈɑp·rə/
music a ​formalplay in which all or most of the words are ​sung, or this ​type of ​playgenerally
operatic
adjective  us   /ˌɑp·əˈræt̬·ɪk/
(Definition of opera from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “opera”
in Korean 오페라…
in Arabic أوبِرا…
in Malaysian opera…
in French opéra…
in Russian опера…
in Chinese (Traditional) 歌劇…
in Italian opera…
in Turkish opera…
in Polish opera…
in Spanish ópera…
in Vietnamese nhạc kịch ôpêra…
in Portuguese ópera…
in Thai อุปรากร…
in German die Oper…
in Catalan òpera…
in Japanese オペラ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 歌剧…
in Indonesian opera…
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