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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian operetta.

NounEdit

operetta (plural operettas)

  1. (music) A lighter version of opera with a frivolous story and spoken dialogue.

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From opera +‎ -etta, literally a "little opera".

NounEdit

operetta f (plural operette)

  1. operetta
    da operetta - frivolous; comedy (attribute)

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