Operetta



[op-uh-ret-uh] /ˌɒp əˈrɛt ə/

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