Definition of The Mikado from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


The Mikado

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a comic opera (1885) by W S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, one of their Savoy Operas. It takes place in a town in Japan called Titipu and contains many well-known songs, including Three Little Maids from School and A Wandering Minstrel, I. The Mikado himself is the emperor (= ruler) of Japan.