Operetta meaning

ŏpə-rĕtə
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A theatrical production that has many of the musical elements of opera but is lighter and more popular in subject and style and contains spoken dialogue.
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A light, comic opera with spoken dialogue.
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Origin of operetta

  • Italian diminutive of opera opera opera1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Italian operetta.

    From Wiktionary