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operetta

Saltos de línea: op¦er|etta
Pronunciación: /ɒpəˈrɛtə
 
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Definición de operetta en inglés:

sustantivo

A short opera, usually on a light or humorous theme and typically having spoken dialogue. Notable composers of operettas include Offenbach, Johan Strauss, Franz Lehár, and Gilbert and Sullivan.
Example sentences
  • She has performed in many operas, operettas, musicals and oratorios.
  • The Pirates of Penzance is one of those enduring operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan, the subject matter of which doesn't matter a hoot.
  • Apart from the brilliant success of Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas, a true native style is difficult to identify.

Origen

late 18th century: from Italian, diminutive of opera (see opera1).

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