music drama

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noun

an opera having more or less continuous musical and dramatic activity without arias, recitatives, or ensembles.

Nearby words

  1. musial,
  2. musial, stanley frank,
  3. music,
  4. music box,
  5. music centre,
  6. music hall,
  7. music has charms to soothe a savage breast,
  8. music locker,
  9. music of the spheres,
  10. music paper

Compare number opera.

Origin of music drama

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for music drama

music drama

noun

an opera in which the musical and dramatic elements are of equal importance and strongly interfused
the genre of such operas

Word Origin for music drama

C19: translation of German Musikdrama, coined by Wagner to describe his later operas

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