tonadilla

noun
to·na·di·lla | \ˌtōnəˈdē(y)ə, -ēlyə\
plural -s

Definition of tonadilla 

: a short Spanish scenic intermezzo of the 18th century written for a few soloists for performance between the acts of a serious play and in the 19th century becoming a short comic opera with soloists, a chorus, and occasionally instrumental movements

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History and Etymology for tonadilla

Spanish, diminutive of tonada

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