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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.]

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]

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]
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

libretto

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

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

libretto

[lɪˈbrɛtəʊ] n [opera] → livret m

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libretto

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