from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A theatrical presentation in which a dramatic performance is set to music.
- n. The score of such a work.
- n. A theater designed primarily for operas.
- n. A plural of opus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A theatrical work combining drama, music, song and sometimes dance.
- n. The score for such a work.
- n. A building designed for the performance of such works; an opera house.
- n. A company dedicated to performing such works.
- n. Any showy, melodramatic or unrealistic production resembing an opera.
- n. A collection of work (plural of opus).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A drama, either tragic or comic, of which music forms an essential part; a drama wholly or mostly sung, consisting of recitative, arias, choruses, duets, trios, etc., with orchestral accompaniment, preludes, and interludes, together with appropriate costumes, scenery, and action; a lyric drama.
- n. The score of a musical drama, either written or in print; a play set to music.
- n. The house where operas are exhibited.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of extended dramatic composition in which music is an essential and predominant factor; a musical drama, or a drama in music. ; ; ;
- n. The score or words of a musical drama, either printed or in manuscript; a libretto.
- n. A theater where operas are performed; an opera-house.
- n. The administration, revenue, and property of an Italian church or parish.
- n. Specifically, a ballad-opera (see def. 1).
- n. Plural of opus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a commercial browser
- n. a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
- n. a building where musical dramas are performed
Italian, work, opera, from Latin, work, service; see op- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian opera. (Wiktionary)