[op-er-uh-buh l, op-ruh-] /ˈɒp ər ə bəl, ˈɒp rə-/
that can be treated by a surgical .
Compare (def 2).
capable of being put into use, , or practice.
capable of being treated by a surgical operation
capable of being operated
capable of being put into practice
1640s, “practicable,” from operate + -able, or else from Late Latin operabilis. Surgical sense, “capable of treatment by operation,” recorded by 1904. Related: Operability.
operable op·er·a·ble (ŏp’ər-ə-bəl, ŏp’rə-)
Being treatable by surgical operation with a reasonable degree of safety and chance of success.
[op-er-uh boo-fuh, op-ruh; Italian aw-pe-rah boof-fah] /ˈɒp ər ə ˈbu fə, ˈɒp rə; Italian ˈɔ pɛ rɑ ˈbuf fɑ/ noun, plural opera buffas, operas buffa Italian, opere buffe [aw-pe-re boof-fe] /ˈɔ pɛ rɛ ˈbuf fɛ/ (Show IPA) 1. an Italian farcical comic opera originating in the 18th century and containing recitativo secco, patter songs, and […]
- Opera cloak
noun 1. a large cloak worn over evening clothes Also called opera hood
[op-er-uh ko-meek, op-ruh; French aw-pey-ra kaw-meek] /ˈɒp ər ə kɒˈmik, ˈɒp rə; French ɔ peɪ ra kɔˈmik/ noun, plural opéra comiques, opéras comique French, operas comiques [aw-pey-ra kaw-meek] /ɔ peɪ ra kɔˈmik/ (Show IPA) 1. . /kɒˈmiːk; French ɔpera kɔmik/ noun (pl) opéras comiques (French) (ɔpera kɔmik) 1. a type of opera, not necessarily comic, […]
plural noun 1. a small, low-power pair of binoculars for use at plays, concerts, and the like. plural noun 1. small low-powered binoculars used by audiences in theatres and opera houses