Definition of commedia dell’arte noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

commedia dell’arte

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//kɒˌmeɪdɪə del ˈɑːteɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˌmeɪdɪə del ˈɑːrteɪ//
 
[uncountable](from Italian)
 
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traditional Italian theatre in which the same characters appeared in different plays Word OriginItalian, ‘comedy of art’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: commedia dell’arte