[kom-ik-op-er-uh, -op-ruh] /ˈkɒm ɪkˈɒp ər ə, -ˈɒp rə/

comically vainglorious; having farcically self-important aspects:
a comic-opera army, proud in its ceremonial splendor but inept on the battlefield.
a diverting opera with spoken dialogue and a happy ending.
the tradition or genre of such operas.
a play largely set to music, employing comic effects or situations See also opéra bouffe, opera buffa


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