opéra comique


opéra co·mique

noun \-kä-ˈmēk, -kō-\

Definition of OPÉRA COMIQUE

:  an opera characterized by spoken dialogue interspersed between the arias and ensemble numbers — compare grand opera

Origin of OPÉRA COMIQUE

French, literally, comic opera
First Known Use: 1744

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