Definition of zarzuela in English:


Syllabification: zar·zue·la
Pronunciation: /zärˈzwālə


  • 1A Spanish traditional form of musical comedy.
  • 2A Spanish dish of various kinds of seafood cooked in a rich sauce.
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    • The seafood casserole, called zarzuela de mariscos, was steaming hot and overflowing.


Spanish, apparently from a place name.

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