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li·bret·to

 (lĭ-brĕt′ō)
n. pl. li·bret·tos or li·bret·ti (-brĕt′ē)
1. The text of a dramatic musical work such as an opera, including the lyrics to be sung and sometimes interpolated spoken passages.
2. A book containing such a text.

[Italian, diminutive of libro, book, from Latin liber, libr-, inner bark of trees used as a writing material, book.]
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libretto

(lɪˈbrɛtəʊ)
n, pl -tos or -ti (-tiː)
(Classical Music) a text written for and set to music in an opera, etc
[C18: from Italian, diminutive of libro book]
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li•bret•to

(lɪˈbrɛt oʊ)

n., pl. -bret•tos, -bret•ti (-ˈbrɛt i)
the text of an opera or similar work.
[1735–45; < Italian, diminutive of libro book < Latin liber; see -et]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.libretto - the words of an opera or musical play
playscript, script, book - a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
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libretto

noun words, book, lines, text, script, lyrics the author of one or two opera librettos
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libretto

[lɪˈbretəʊ] N (librettos or libretti (pl)) [lɪˈbretiː]libreto m
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libretto

[lɪˈbrɛtəʊ] n [opera] → livret m
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libretto

nLibretto nt
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libretto

[lɪˈbrɛtəʊ] nlibretto
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In the last 10 years, it has developed five new works, including composer Peter Hannan and libretist Tom Cone's The Gang, which was shown at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre in June.
In time it will also sell as well as Graun's Tod Jesu.' An interesting correspondence survives between composer and libretist. Here again Bach describes the work as |pre-eminent among all my vocal works in expression and in the composition', but the letter also reveal that some of the work's revisions were at the instigation of the poet as well as the composer.