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The cynical part of the answer is that I expect to see a good deal more space opera, set far enough in the future as to be disconnected from contemporary issues.
John M. Ford

Meaning of "space opera" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPACE OPERA

space opera play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPACE OPERA

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Space opera is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPACE OPERA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

space opera

Space opera

Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that often emphasizes romantic, often melodramatic adventure, set mainly or entirely in outer space, usually involving conflict between opponents possessing advanced abilities, weapons, and other technology. The term has no relation to music but is instead a play on the term "soap opera".

Definition of space opera in the English dictionary

The definition of space opera in the dictionary is a science fiction drama, such as a film or television programme, esp one dealing with interplanetary flight.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPACE OPERA

space character
space fiction
space flight
space heater
space helmet
Space Invaders
space junk
space laboratory
space lattice
space medicine
space plane
space platform
space probe
space race
space science
space scientist
space shot
space shuttle
space sickness
space station

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPACE OPERA

ballad opera
comic opera
grand opera
horse opera
light opera
opera
popera
puerpera
rock opera
soap opera
tempera

Synonyms and antonyms of space opera in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «space opera» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPACE OPERA

Find out the translation of space opera to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of space opera from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «space opera» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

太空歌剧
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

space opera
570 millions of speakers

English

space opera
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंतरिक्ष ओपेरा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أوبرا الفضاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

космическая опера
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

space opera
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্থান জ্যাকেট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

space opera
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kekisi ruang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Weltraum-Oper
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スペースオペラ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스페이스 오페라
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kisi ruang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không gian opera
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விண்வெளி லேடிஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जागा कुंपण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Uzay kafesi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

space opera
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

space Opera
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

космічна опера
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

space opera
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διαστημική όπερα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ruimte opera
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

space opera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

space opera
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of space opera

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPACE OPERA»

The term «space opera» is regularly used and occupies the 79.421 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPACE OPERA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about space opera

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2 QUOTES WITH «SPACE OPERA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word space opera.
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John M. Ford
The cynical part of the answer is that I expect to see a good deal more space opera, set far enough in the future as to be disconnected from contemporary issues.
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Philip Reeve
I've just written a very gritty, non-magical take on the King Arthur legend, 'Here Lies Arthur,' and I'm currently toying with some other historical ideas, as well as working with the illustrator David Wyatt on some sequels to my Victorian space opera 'Larklight.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPACE OPERA»

Discover the use of space opera in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to space opera and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Space Opera
This is a story of weird worlds and enigmatic aliens and has all the cunning and colour that is hallmark of the very best Jack Vance.
Jack Vance, 2011
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The New Space Opera 2
Some of the most beloved names in science fiction spin all-new tales of interstellar adventure and wonder Neal Asher John Barnes Cory Doctorow John Kessel Jay Lake John Meaney Elizabeth Moon Garth Nix Mike Resnick Justina Robson Kristine ...
Gardner Dozois, Jonathan Strahan, 2009
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The Space Opera Renaissance
Indeed, it can be argued that the "new space opera" is one of the defining streams of modern SF. Now, World Fantasy Award-winning anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer have compiled a definitive overview of this subgenre, both ...
Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell, 2007
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Newton's Wake: Novel
And the long-dormant war machines are awakening ... Newton's Wake is a stunning stand-alone space opera, charting the struggle for human survival in a universe dominated by post-human intelligence.
Ken MacLeod, 2012
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Space Opera
Twenty original science fiction tales based on the theme of music--by such authors as Marion Zimmer Bradley, Charles de Lint, and Gene Wolfe--include the story of a singer whose ear for music helps her fight crime. Original.
Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, 1996
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Revelation Space
Alastair Reynolds's critically acclaimed debut has redefined the space opera with a staggering journey across vast gulfs of time and space to confront the very nature of reality itself.
Alastair Reynolds, 2002
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Grand Space Opera: Icons of Galactic Civilization and Conflict
Grand Space Opera is the second title in the CG Challenge series. The book features the artwork and techniques of winning artists and finalists in the online CG Challenges organized by CGSociety.org.
Daniel Wade, 2005
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Leviathan Wakes: Book One of the Expanse series
Humanity has colonized the planets - interstellar travel is still beyond our reach, but the solar system has become a dense network of colonies.
James S A Corey, 2011
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Space Opera
A book about the first manned space flight to Mars, the people and the adventure they have.
Frances Dascola-Nichols, 2010
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Starblazer Adventures: The Rock and Roll Space Opera ...
This is the rock and roll space-pulp universe of Starblazer Adventures!
Chris Birch, Stuart Newman, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPACE OPERA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term space opera is used in the context of the following news items.
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Space Jam 2 Might Be Happening, With LeBron James as the Star
Last month, Warner Brothers filed to renew its trademarks for Space Jam, the sensational 1996 sports comedy cum space opera that introduced Bugs Bunny and ... «TIME, Jul 15»
2
Space Opera, circa Summer 2015
One of the best things about writing a science column is that there's always something interesting happening, so I'm never at a loss for topics. In fact, I've usually ... «Chattanooga Pulse, Jun 15»
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Space Opera is Set for a New Dawn with Dark Matter
Space opera makes a welcome return to Syfy in the US and Space in Canada this Friday with the debut of Dark Matter. Adapted by creators Joseph Mallozzi and ... «The Morton Report, Jun 15»
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San Francisco Artist Paints $200000 Ode To Star Wars … And It Is …
The 15 foot by 8 foot oil painting titled “The 20th Century Space Opera” combines Star Wars and other pop culture icons with intricate patterns the artist calls ... «CBS Local, Mar 15»
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The $200K Star Wars Painting No One Will Ever Buy
After staring at 20th Century Space Opera for a good hour, little things will still jump out at you. The main theme is Light Side versus Dark Side, with the bounty ... «Wired, Mar 15»
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Comics Stars Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen Dish on Their Robot …
... Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen Dish on Their Robot Space Opera, Descender ... It's a well-known fact that robots and space travel are two great tastes that ... «Vulture, Mar 15»
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Syfy's ambitious space opera, The Expanse, blasts off with first trailer
The first trailer for Syfy's (Disclosure - Syfy is Blastr's corporate parent) upcoming space opera The Expanse has arrived. Could this be the Battlestar Galactica ... «Blastr, Jan 15»
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Rebel Galaxy is a Space Opera Coming to Xbox One This Year
Indie developer Double Damage Games is bringing its epic, action-packed space combat title, Rebel Galaxy, to Xbox One in 2015, courtesy of the ID@Xbox ... «XboxAchievements, Jan 15»
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'Golden Son' Is Space Opera That Doesn't Forget The Opera
Pierce Brown wrote a book last year called Red Rising — the first in a proposed trilogy. In the press, it got compared to The Hunger Games (as pretty much every ... «NPR, Jan 15»
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Ascension: space opera heads for turbulence
Dr. Juliet Bryce (Andrea Roth) is such a wet dishrag of a character that you'll want to wring her out and throw her back into space. There's also Christa (Ellie ... «The Guardian, Dec 14»

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