tonadilla

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

Definition of tonadilla

plural -s
: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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Origin and Etymology of tonadilla

Spanish, diminutive of tonada


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