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[li-bret-oh] /lɪˈbrɛt oʊ/

noun, plural librettos, libretti
[li-bret-ee] /lɪˈbrɛt i/ (Show IPA)
the text or words of an opera or similar extended musical composition.
a book or booklet containing such a text.
noun (pl) -tos, -ti (-tiː)
a text written for and set to music in an opera, etc

(plural libretti), 1742, from Italian libretto, diminutive of libro “book,” from Latin liber (genitive libri), see library. Related: Librettist.


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