opera hat
noun Date: 1810 a man's collapsible top hat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Opera hat — Opera Op er*a ([o^]p [ e]r*[.a]), n. [It., fr. opera work, composition, opposed to an improvisation, fr. L. opera pains, work, fr. opus, operis, work, labor: cf. F. op[ e]ra. See {Operate}.] 1. A drama, either tragic or comic, of which music… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • opera hat — n. a man s tall, collapsible silk hat …   English World dictionary

  • opera hat — noun a man s hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur • Syn: ↑dress hat, ↑high hat, ↑silk hat, ↑stovepipe, ↑top hat, ↑topper, ↑beaver • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • opera hat — a man s tall, collapsible top hat, held open or in shape by springs and usually covered with a black, silky fabric. Also called gibus. Cf. beaver1 (def. 4), silk hat, top hat. [1800 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • opera hat — op′era hat n. clo a man s tall, collapsible top hat, held open or in shape by springs and usu. covered with a black fabric • Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • opera hat — /ˈɒprə hæt/ (say opruh hat) noun a man s collapsible tall hat, held open or in shape by springs …   Australian English dictionary

  • opera hat — noun a collapsible top hat …   English new terms dictionary

  • Opera — Op er*a ([o^]p [ e]r*[.a]), n. [It., fr. opera work, composition, opposed to an improvisation, fr. L. opera pains, work, fr. opus, operis, work, labor: cf. F. op[ e]ra. See {Operate}.] 1. A drama, either tragic or comic, of which music forms an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Opera box — Opera Op er*a ([o^]p [ e]r*[.a]), n. [It., fr. opera work, composition, opposed to an improvisation, fr. L. opera pains, work, fr. opus, operis, work, labor: cf. F. op[ e]ra. See {Operate}.] 1. A drama, either tragic or comic, of which music… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Opera buffa — Opera Op er*a ([o^]p [ e]r*[.a]), n. [It., fr. opera work, composition, opposed to an improvisation, fr. L. opera pains, work, fr. opus, operis, work, labor: cf. F. op[ e]ra. See {Operate}.] 1. A drama, either tragic or comic, of which music… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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