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English definition of “opera”

opera

noun [C, U]     /ˈɒpə/
A2 a musical play in which most of the words are sung : to go to the opera opera singers an opera house (= building for opera) Types of music
operatic     /ˌɒpərˈætɪk/ adjective relating to opera: an operatic society Types of music
(Definition of opera noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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