light opera

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Origin of light opera

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

Words Nearby light opera Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use light opera in a sentence

  • This time it is a light opera, befitting the mood you wish to enter.

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  • I understand that there have been a good many failures in light opera this winter, and the managers are looking for good things.

  • She, in fact, resembled a character from a light opera rather than a player in the real drama of war.

  • And then, at last, came the conquering male, a singer in a light opera touring company in the chorus of which she was engaged.

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  • The sound smote the ear of St. George much as would the clang of the fire patrol in the midst of light opera.

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British Dictionary definitions for light opera

light opera

  1. another term for operetta

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