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  1. an operetta (1882) by Sir William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan.
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Examples from the Web for iolanthe

Historical Examples

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

    The Standard Light Operas

    George Upton

  • 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

  • Then Iolanthe, still hiding her identity, pleads Strephon's cause.

  • The Queen enquires why Iolanthe should have chosen to live at the bottom of a stream.