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Carmen

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[ kahr-muhn; Spanish kahr-men ]
/ ˈkɑr mən; Spanish ˈkɑr mɛn /
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noun
a male or female given name: from a Latin word meaning “song.”
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Carmen2
[ kahr-muhn; French kar-men ]
/ ˈkɑr mən; French karˈmɛn /

noun
an opera (1875) by Georges Bizet.
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Cultural definitions for Carmen

Carmen

One of the most popular of operas, composed by Georges Bizet, and first produced in the late nineteenth century. The title character is known for manipulating men. One of her victims, a Spanish soldier, arranges for her to escape from jail, but she later abandons him for a bullfighter, and he stabs her. The pieces “Habanera” and “Toreador Song” are well-known excerpts from Carmen.

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