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noun British English pronunciation: opera /ˈɒp(ə)rə/ 
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singularopera
pluraloperas
  1. 1
    [countable] a type of play performed by singers and an orchestra

    Wagner's operas

    go to the opera:

    We went to the opera last night and saw La Boheme.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] connected with, consisting of, or performing in opera

      an opera company/singer/festival

  2. 2
    [uncountable] opera considered as an art form

    the great composers of opera

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