operetta

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noun op·er·et·ta \ˌä-pə-ˈre-tə\

Definition of operetta

  1. :  a usually romantic comic opera that includes songs and dancing

operettist

play \-ˈre-tist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of operetta

Italian, diminutive of opera


First Known Use: 1770


OPERETTA Defined for English Language Learners

operetta

play
noun op·er·et·ta \ˌä-pə-ˈre-tə\

Definition of operetta for English Language Learners

  • : a usually short and funny opera that includes dancing


OPERETTA Defined for Kids

operetta

play
noun op·er·et·ta \ˌä-pə-ˈre-tə\

Definition of operetta for Students

  1. :  a funny play set to music with speaking, singing, and dancing scenes


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