operetta


operetta

noun

  1. a short opera, usually of a light and amusing character.

noun

  1. a type of comic or light-hearted opera

n.“light opera,” 1775, from Italian operetta, diminutive of opera. Comic or lighthearted operas of the kind written by Gilbert and Sullivan. Operettas generally have a substantial amount of spoken (not sung) dialogue.

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