singspiel definition by Webster's New World
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pl. singspielen an 18th-cent. German musical play of a popular type
Origin: German literally , sing-play
singspiel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An 18th-century German musical comedy featuring songs and ensembles interspersed with dialogue.
Origin: German : singen, to sing (from Middle High German, from Old High German singan; see sengwh- in Indo-European roots) + Spiel, play; see spiel.