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operetta

noun op·er·et·ta \ˌä-pə-ˈre-tə\

: a usually short and funny opera that includes dancing

Full Definition of OPERETTA

:  a usually romantic comic opera that includes songs and dancing
op·er·et·tist \-ˈre-tist\ noun

Origin of OPERETTA

Italian, diminutive of opera
First Known Use: 1770

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