singspiel


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sing·spiel

 (sĭng′spēl′, zĭng′shpēl′)
n.
A German musical comedy of the 1700s featuring songs and ensembles interspersed with dialogue.

[German : singen, to sing (from Middle High German, from Old High German singan; see sengwh- in Indo-European roots) + Spiel, play; see spiel.]

Singspiel

(ˈzɪŋʃpiːl)
n
(Theatre) a type of comic opera in German with spoken dialogue, popular during the late 18th and early 19th centuries
[literally: singing play]

sing•spiel

(ˈsɪŋˌspil; Ger. ˈzɪŋˌʃpil)

n.
a German opera, esp. of the 18th century, using spoken dialogue and resembling ballad opera.
[1880–85; < German, =sing(en) to sing + Spiel play]

singspiel

A form of German comic opera of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in which there is spoken dialogue as well as self-contained musical set-pieces. The term is a German word meaning “song-play,” and its exponents included Mozart, whose “Magic Flute” is often considered as its apotheosis.
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