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opera house

a theater devoted chiefly to operas.
Older Use. a theater, especially a large, ornate one.
Origin of opera house
1710-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • It was the first time for twenty-five years since her farewell performance, that she had been inside the opera-house.

    The Nabob Alphonse Daudet
  • A month's salary at the opera-house, that is what they ask of me.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
  • The opera-house was unroofed before the performance was half over, and very little of the building remained standing the next day.

    Forty-one years in India Frederick Sleigh Roberts
  • But at the entrance to the opera-house the door was shut in his face.

    The Madigans Miriam Michelson
  • Taverney went wholly into the opera-house; which is all I sorrow for, since a poor noble is nothing of a man.

    Balsamo, The Magician Alexander Dumas
  • She had not seen that light in his face since the memorable June afternoon in the opera-house.

  • In the opera-house she had been vaguely struck by a handsome face.

    Marriage la mode Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • She said you went to this opera-house, wherever it was, and saw her there.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • At a little distance to his left he saw above the housetops a glow of light in the air which marked the opera-house.

    Clementina A.E.W. Mason
  • As I was leaving the opera-house I saw Therese getting into her sedan-chair.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
British Dictionary definitions for opera-house

opera house

a theatre designed for opera
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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