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
More 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.
Definition of comic opera in:
- The US English dictionary