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


commedia dell’arte

BrE BrE//kɒˌmeɪdɪə del ˈɑːteɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˌmeɪdiə 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