Definition of operetta in English:
A short opera, usually on a light or humorous theme and typically having spoken dialogue. Notable composers of operettas include Offenbach, Johann Strauss, Lehár, and Gilbert and Sullivan.
- 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.
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