noun, plural li·bret·tos, li·bret·ti [li-bret-ee] /lɪˈbrɛt i/.
Origin of libretto
Examples from the Web for libretto
I own a CD, have heard it, and have read the libretto three or four times.Rudy Giuliani: Why I Protested ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’|Rudy Giuliani|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ideas for a novel, the notes I took when working with a composer on the libretto for an opera I did in 2008.
Watching the court appearance was, to the untrained eye, like watching a German opera without a libretto.
Disconnected episodes, then, may possibly make a vaudeville sketch or the libretto of a lower order of musical comedy.Dramatic Technique|George Pierce Baker
Mr Saltzburg gave a spirited and lifelike representation of a manager laughing ha-ha when begged to disgorge a libretto.The Little Warrior|P. G. Wodehouse
That mood does express itself in the plot and the incidents of the libretto, although in them it is empty of value or passion.Essays on Art|A. Clutton-Brock
The libretto of Cenerentola is an adaptation from Etiennes Cendrillon.The Life of Rossini|Henry Sutherland Edwards
The libretto was written by Ostrowsky, one of the celebrated dramatists of the day.The World's Great Men of Music|Harriette Brower
British Dictionary definitions for libretto
noun plural -tos or -ti (-tiː)
Word Origin for libretto
Word Origin and History for libretto
(plural libretti), 1742, from Italian libretto, diminutive of libro "book," from Latin liber (genitive libri), see library. Related: Librettist.