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grand opera

noun
1.
a serious, usually tragic, opera in which most of the text is set to music.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805
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  • Others again whistled airs from grand opera or declaimed pieces of poetry by the best authors.
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grand opera

noun
1.
an opera that has a serious plot and is entirely in musical form, with no spoken dialogue
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