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1. (Theatre) a type of Spanish vaudeville or operetta, usually satirical in nature
2. (Cookery) a seafood stew
[from Spanish, from La Zarzuela, name of the palace near Madrid where such vaudeville was first performed (1629)]


(zɑrˈzweɪ lə, -ˈzwi-; Sp. θɑrˈθwɛ lɑ, sɑrˈswɛ-)

n., pl. -las (-ləz; Sp. -läs).
a Spanish opera having spoken dialogue and often a satirically treated topical theme.
[1885–90; < Sp]
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Cleaning service dependencies CAPN in Zarzuela complex and other buildings of the Delegation of El Pardo.
Le Premier ministre, Abdelmalek Sellal, a ete recu, hier, a Madrid, par le roi d'Espagne, Felipe VI au palais de la Zarzuela, residence du roi.
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A judge in Madrid has ordered an investigation after a complaint filed by Sociedad de Fomento de Cria Caballar de Espana (SFCCE), the regulatory body of racing in Spain, which claims Faina Zurita Ussia, president of La Zarzuela racecourse in Madrid, and four others attempted to sell rights without authorisation from the state lottery La Sociedad Estatal de Loterias y Apuestas del Estado.
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The Zarzuela Palace and a spokesman for Prince Charles declined to comment yesterday.
The Zarzuela Palace declined to comment on the article that appeared on El Mundo.
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Le souverain espagnol a recu le meme jour en audience au Palais de la Zarzuela a Madrid les presidents des Academies royales espagnoles.
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