Definition of comic opera in English:

Share this entry

comic opera

Pronunciation: /ˈˌkämik ˈäp(ə)rə/

noun

An opera that portrays humorous situations and characters, enhanced by spoken dialogue.
Example sentences
  • This recording from the International Arts Festival last year is a comic opera about a string quartet on tour.
  • There's a certain subset of opera fans who dismiss Rossini comic operas with a haughty wave.
  • Yes, The Marriage of Figaro is one of the wonderful comic operas most people would enjoy.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: com·ic op·er·a

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.