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opera house

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noun
  1. a theater devoted chiefly to operas.
  2. Older Use. a theater, especially a large, ornate one.
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Origin of opera house

First recorded in 1710–20
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Examples from the Web for opera house

Historical Examples

  • In 1876, for the first time, 'Les Huguenots' was given at the opera-house.

    The Roof of France

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • She had not seen that light in his face since the memorable June afternoon in the Opera-house.

  • 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.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • 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

noun
  1. a theatre designed for opera
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