comic-opera

adjective com·ic-op·era \ ˈkä-mik-ˈä-p(ə-)rə \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of comic-opera

: not to be taken seriously
  • a comic-opera regime

First Known Use of comic-opera

1891

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comic opera

noun

Definition of comic opera

: opera of a humorous character with a happy ending and usually some spoken dialogue

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First Known Use of comic opera

1706

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