- a theater devoted chiefly to operas.
- Older Use. a theater, especially a large, ornate one.
Origin of opera house
First recorded in 1710–20
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Examples from the Web for opera house
In 1876, for the first time, 'Les Huguenots' was given at the opera-house.The Roof of France
She had not seen that light in his face since the memorable June afternoon in the Opera-house.Stories of a Western Town
She said you went to this opera-house, wherever it was, and saw her there.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
I left the opera-house and told my footman to call my carriage.
As I was leaving the opera-house I saw Therese getting into her sedan-chair.
- a theatre designed for opera
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