light opera(redirected from light operas)
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(Classical Music) another term for operetta
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op•er•et•ta(ˌɒp əˈrɛt ə)
n., pl. -tas.
a short opera usu. of a light and amusing character.
[1760–70; < Italian, diminutive of opera opera1]
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light operan → operetta
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