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Origin of light opera

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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Example sentences from the Web for light opera

  • The music is very elaborate for light-opera purposes, and is written broadly and effectively, especially for the orchestra.

  • Yet, although she was an inmate of Massachusetts, her face and figure would have ornamented any light-opera stage.

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British Dictionary definitions for light opera

light opera

noun

another term for operetta
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