Comedietta Definition


A dramatic composition of the comedy class, but not so much elaborated as a regular comedy, and generally consisting of one or at most two acts.

He once lay in hiding for two months with the duchesse du Maine at Sceaux, where were produced the comedietta of La Prude and the tragedy of Rome sauvée ...

Origin of Comedietta

  • Italian diminutive of commedia (“comedy”)

    From Wiktionary

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