opéra comique


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o·pé·ra co·mique

 (ŏp′ər-ə kŏ-mēk′, ŏp′rə, ô-pā-rä kô-mēk′)
n.
A French comic opera.

[French : opéra, opera + comique, comic.]

opéra comique

(kɒˈmiːk; French ɔpera kɔmik)
n, pl opéras comiques (French ɔpera kɔmik)
(Music, other) a type of opera, not necessarily comic, current in France during the 19th century and characterized by spoken dialogue. It originated in satirical parodies of grand opera
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.opera comique - opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken
opera - a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
light opera, operetta - a short amusing opera
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