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His operetta is a mini-lesson in nonsensical design of a quantum computer.
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Origin and Etymology of operetta
Italian, diminutive of opera
First Known Use: 1770
OPERETTA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of operetta for English Language Learners
: a usually short and funny opera that includes dancing
OPERETTA Defined for Kids
Definition of operetta for Students
: a funny play set to music with speaking, singing, and dancing scenes
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