Librettos
Libretto Li*bret"to (l[i^]*br[e^]t"t[-o]; It. l[-e]*br[asl]t"t[-o]), n.; pl. E. {Librettos} (-t[=o]z), It. {Libretti} (-t[-e]). [It., dim. of libro book, L. liber. See {Libel}.] (Mus.) (a) A book containing the words of an opera or extended piece of music. (b) The words themselves. [1913 Webster]

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  • librettos — ● libretto, librettos ou libretti nom masculin (italien libretto, petit livre, diminutif de libro, livre) Synonyme de livret. ● libretto, librettos ou libretti (synonymes) nom masculin (italien libretto, petit livre, diminutif de libro, livre)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • librettos — li·bret·to || lɪ bretəʊ n. text or words of an opera or a long musical composition …   English contemporary dictionary

  • libretto — {{hw}}{{libretto}}{{/hw}}s. m. 1  Dimin. di libro . 2 Taccuino per appunti, indirizzi, conti e sim. 3 Documento in forma di piccolo libro in cui vengono annotati dati, documentazioni e sim. | Libretto di lavoro, in cui sono contenuti tutti i dati …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • libretto — /li bret oh/, n., pl. librettos, libretti / bret ee/. 1. the text or words of an opera or similar extended musical composition. 2. a book or booklet containing such a text. [1735 45; < It, dim of libro book < L liber; see ET] * * * ▪ opera… …   Universalium

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