noun see operetta

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • operettist — op·er·et·tist …   English syllables

  • operettist — ˌäpəˈred.ə̇st, äˈpre noun ( s) : one that composes operettas …   Useful english dictionary

  • operetta — operettist, n. /op euh ret euh/, n. a short opera, usually of a light and amusing character. [1760 70; < It, dim. of opera OPERA1] * * * Musical drama similar to opera, usually with a romantically sentimental plot, employing songs, dances, and… …   Universalium

  • operetta — noun Etymology: Italian, diminutive of opera Date: 1770 a usually romantic comic opera that includes songs and dancing • operettist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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