1. opera

noun. ['ˈɑːprə'] a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes.


  • supertitle
  • classical music
  • bouffe
  • aria
  • act
  • grand opera
  • opera comique
  • comic opera
  • opera bouffe
  • serious music
  • musical drama
  • classical


  • underact
  • fail
  • nonclassical
  • nonstandard


  • opera (Italian)
  • opera (Latin)

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Rhymes with Opera

  • chopra

How do you pronounce opera?

Pronounce opera as ˈɑprə.

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Sentences with opera

1. Noun, singular or mass
Its popularity declined in the 18th century, when it was forced to compete with Italian opera.

Quotes about opera

1. The Opera was a very cold film, a hopeless and dark film, no hope, no love.
- Dario Argento

2. Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s.
- Camille Paglia

3. It is essential to do everything possible to attract young people to opera so they can see that it is not some antiquated art form but a repository of the most glorious music and drama that man has created.
- Bruce Beresford

2. opera

noun. ['ˈɑːprə'] a building where musical dramas are performed.


  • theater
  • opera house
  • theatre


  • discontinue
  • refrain
  • activity
  • inactivity


  • opera (Italian)
  • opera (Latin)