Definitions for operettaˌɒp əˈrɛt ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
op•er•et•taˌɒp əˈrɛt ə(n.)(pl.)-tas.
a short opera usu. of a light and amusing character.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of operetta:
1760–70; < It, dim. of operaopera1
operetta, light opera(noun)
a short amusing opera
A lighter version of opera with a frivolous story and spoken dialogue.
Operetta is a genre of light opera, light in terms both of music and subject matter. It is also closely related, in English-language works, to forms of musical theatre.
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