Definition of comic opera in English:

comic opera

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  • An opera that portrays humorous situations and characters, enhanced by much spoken dialogue: a new recording of Rossini’s frothiest comic opera [mass noun]: he looked like a character from comic opera
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    • 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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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody