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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.]
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]
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]