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Definition of commedia dell'arte noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

commedia dell'arte

 noun
noun
NAmE//kəˌmeɪdiə dɛl ˈɑrteɪ//
 
, NAmE//kəˌmeɪdiə dɛlˈɑrti//
 
[uncountable] (from Italian)
 
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traditional Italian theater, in which the same characters appeared in different plays
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: commedia dell'arte