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comic opera Syllabification: com·ic op·er·a
Pronunciation: /ˈˌkämik ˈäp(ə)rə/

Definition of comic opera in English:


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.
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