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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A comic play set to music.

Usage examples (34)
  • As is gloriously sung in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta "H.M.S. Pinafore," in the words of W. S. Gilbert: "Things are seldom as they seem, Skim milk masquerades as...
  • The show is an operetta, which is traditionally humorous.
  • He composed a very amusing so-called operetta using popular tunes at the time.
  • One of the characters in the operetta was a duchess whose adventures afforded the audience much diversion. for more
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