noun \lə-ˈbre-(ˌ)tō\

: the words of an opera or musical

plural li·bret·tos or li·bret·ti\-(ˌ)tē\

Full Definition of LIBRETTO

:  the text of a work (as an opera) for the musical theater
:  the book containing a libretto

Origin of LIBRETTO

Italian, diminutive of libro book, from Latin libr-, liber
First Known Use: 1742

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

Rhymes with LIBRETTO


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