Dictionary.com

burletta

[ ber-let-uh ]
/ bərˈlɛt ə /
Save This Word!

noun Theater.
(in the 18th and 19th centuries) a musical drama containing rhymed lyrics and resembling comic opera or a comic play containing songs.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of burletta

1740–50; <Italian, equivalent to burl(a) jest (see burlesque) + -etta-ette
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use burletta in a sentence

FEEDBACK