burletta

noun
bur·​let·​ta | \ bu̇rˈletə, ˌbər- \
plural -s

Definition of burletta

: a usually entirely musical comic opera popular in England in the latter half of the 18th century

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History and Etymology for burletta

Italian, diminutive of burla joke

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“Burletta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burletta. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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