operetta operetta  /ˌɑ pə ˈrɛ tə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a short amusing opera

Usage(s):

  1. After seeing faces like theirs, you don't feel like going to an operetta in the evening.
  2. Operetta is no longer what it used to be.
  3. Franz Lehar, composer of Adolf Hitler's favorite operetta, The Merry Widow, still lives in Vienna.

News

  • 'Student Prince' visits New London playhouse

    Sigmund Romberg's 1920s operetta speaks to a still-contemporary climate of socio-political scandals, this one involving a prince who falls for a commoner and has to weigh Sigmund Romberg's 1920s operetta speaks to a still-contemporary climate of socio-political scandals, this one involving a prince who falls for a commoner and has to weigh matters of the heart against stately duty.matters of the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

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