[ ahy-uh-lan-thee ]

  1. an operetta (1882) by Sir William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan.

Words Nearby Iolanthe Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Iolanthe in a sentence

  • Together with a seaman named Murray they went out into the bay in their yacht the "Iolanthe," and they never returned.

  • The music of “Iolanthe” is peculiarly refined and fanciful, and abounds in taking numbers.

  • He replies that Iolanthe is his mother, but cannot convince her.

  • In Iolanthe he shows a tendency to return to simple lyrical forms.

    The Russian Opera | Rosa Newmarch
  • "To my mind it lies between 'Patience' and 'Iolanthe,'" said Clarence.

    The Wishing-Ring Man | Margaret Widdemer