opera glasses

[ op-er-uh-glas-iz, glah-siz, op-ruh ]
/ ˈɒp ər ə ˌglæs ɪz, ˌglɑ sɪz, ˈɒp rə /

plural noun

a small, low-power pair of binoculars for use at plays, concerts, and the like.

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Origin of opera glasses

First recorded in 1730–40
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opera glasses

pl n

small low-powered binoculars used by audiences in theatres and opera houses
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