singspiel

noun
sing·​spiel | \ ˈsiŋ-ˌspēl How to pronounce singspiel (audio) , ˈziŋ-ˌshpēl \

Definition of singspiel

: a musical work popular in Germany especially in the latter part of the 18th century characterized by spoken dialogue interspersed with songs

Examples of singspiel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What better way to immerse yourself in its culture than taking in a singspiel and returning to the former home of Mozart after? Elise Taylor, Vogue, 18 Aug. 2022

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First Known Use of singspiel

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for singspiel

German, from singen to sing + Spiel play

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The first known use of singspiel was in 1876

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Last Updated

7 Sep 2022

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“Singspiel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/singspiel. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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