operetta


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op·e·ret·ta

 (ŏp′ə-rĕt′ə)
n.
A theatrical production that has many of the musical elements of opera but is lighter and more popular in subject and style and contains spoken dialogue. Also called light opera.

[Italian, diminutive of opera, opera; see opera1.]

operetta

(ˌɒpəˈrɛtə)
n
(Classical Music) a type of comic or light-hearted opera
[C18: from Italian: a small opera1]
ˌoperˈettist n

op•er•et•ta

(ˌɒp əˈrɛt ə)

n., pl. -tas.
a short opera usu. of a light and amusing character.
[1760–70; < Italian, diminutive of opera opera1]

operetta

1. A form of musical theater also known as comic opera or light opera. Operetta (the Italian word for “little opera”) occupies a position in the theater somewhere between opera and musical comedy.
2. Light opera, often with spoken dialogue.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.operetta - a short amusing opera
bouffe, comic opera, opera bouffe, opera comique - opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken
Translations

operetta

[ˌɒpəˈretə] Nzarzuela f, opereta f

operetta

[ˌɒpəˈrɛtə] nopérette f

operetta

nOperette f

operetta

[ˌɒpəˈrɛtə] noperetta
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