(in the 18th and 19th centuries) a musical drama containing rhymed lyrics and resembling comic opera or a comic play containing songs.
Historical Examples

Dr. Arne and Rule, Britannia William Hayman Cummings
A Book of Burlesque Willam Davenport Adams
The Little Schoolmaster Mark J. H. Shorthouse


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