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Definition of operetta noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

operetta

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌɒpəˈretə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑːpəˈretə//
 
 
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a short opera, usually with a humorous subject Word Origin late 18th cent.: from Italian, diminutive of opera, from Latin, literally ‘labour, work’.
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