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horse opera

n.
A film or other theatrical work about the American West; a western.
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horse opera

n
(Film) informal another term for Western4
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west•ern

(ˈwɛs tərn)

adj.
1. lying toward or situated in the west.
2. directed or proceeding toward the west: a western migration.
3. coming or originating from the west, as a wind.
4. (often cap.) of or pertaining to the West in the U.S.
5. (usu. cap.) Occidental.
6. (usu. cap.) of or pertaining to the non-Communist countries of Europe and the Americas.
7. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Western Church.
n.
8. (often cap.) a story, movie, or radio or television play about the U.S. West of the 19th century.
9. a person or thing from a western region or country.
[before 1050; Middle English, Old English westerne; see west, -ern]
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horse opera

- A slang term for a western (movie).
See also related terms for movie.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horse opera - a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and developmenthorse opera - a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
feature film, feature - the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater; "the feature tonight is `Casablanca'"
spaghetti Western - a low-budget Western movie produced by a European (especially an Italian) film company
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Translations

horse opera

n (hum) → western m inv
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The one thing missing from this horse opera is that the historic west in this story is just a setting to the tale and not a full participant in the storyline.
Since the 1980s he's also composed a number of classical works, including ballets (King Lear, Emilio and Prey) and operas - he wrote Horse Opera for Channel 4 back in 1992, while his orchestral composition Celeste was premiered in Savannah in 2008.
Ken Maynard had already made some records before he sang a couple of songs in a forgotten horse opera Sons Of The Saddle in 1930, and he also set the sartorial trend.
With theatrics worthy of a grand opera, space opera has the intrigue and excitement of the horse opera and the sentimentality and episodic complexity of the soap opera.
The latter artist, who went on to become an accomplished director, too, later claimed he saw all stories in horse opera terms.
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* Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, in Washington, D.C.; the Illusion Theater of Minneapolis; and Empty Space Theatre of Seattle will test a new model for co-production by mid-sized theatres through the development and joint premiere of Horse Opera, a new American musical by Quincy Long and Chris Jeffries.