Definitions for operettaˌɒp əˈrɛt ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

op•er•et•taˌɒp əˈrɛt ə(n.)(pl.)-tas.

  1. a short opera usu. of a light and amusing character.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of operetta:

1760–70; < It, dim. of operaopera1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. operetta, light opera(noun)

    a short amusing opera


  1. operetta(Noun)

    A lighter version of opera with a frivolous story and spoken dialogue.


  1. Operetta

    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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