callas callas  /ˈkæ ləz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) Greek coloratura soprano (born in the United States) known for her dramatic intensity in operatic roles (1923-1977)

Usage(s):

  • That's why Chvez seems less than ruffled at being told by King Juan Carlos, "Por qu no te callas?" Why don't you shut up? over the weekend at the Ibero-American Summit .

News

  • Potted hot house plants need special attention to survive in the garden

    Chrysanthemums, hydrangeas, azaleas, callas, kalanchoes and miniature roses cannot really be as happy as they seem to be while in full bloom at the florist counter. Then there are all the seasonal blooming plants like Easter lilies and poinsettias. Wrapped in undraining mylar, often with ribbons and bows, they are actually quite humiliated.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News

Quotes

  1. "I ...... would like to echo the words of (King) Juan Carlos, 'Por que no te callas?' 'Why don't you shut up?,'" Arizona Senator John McCain said about Chavez and the reprimand he received during a recent summit from Spain's King Juan Carlos.
    on Dec 9, 2007 By: John McCain Source: AFP

  2. "Having written books on two of the greatest artists of the 20th century -- Pablo Picasso and Maria Callas -- I have always looked forward to the day when we would be launching an arts section," said Arianna Huffington. "And it's a particular...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Arianna Huffington Source: mediabistro.com (blog)

  3. "I'ma real opera (freak)," Smith said. "I go to YouTube and watch Glenn Gould. My son and daughter taught me that. You can find really great footage of Glenn Gould playing, or Maria Callas. I'm more opera and classical bent, myself."
    on Dec 21, 2009 By: Patti Smith Source: Toronto Sun

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