[ op-er-uh ko-meek, op-ruh; French aw-pey-ra kaw-meek ]
/ ˈɒp ər ə kɒˈmik, ˈɒp rə; French ɔ peɪ ra kɔˈmik /
noun, plural o·pé·ra co·miques, o·pé·ras co·mique, French o·pe·ras co·miques [aw-pey-ra kaw-meek]. /ɔ peɪ ra kɔˈmik/.
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Origin of opéra comique
Borrowed into English from French around 1735–45
Words nearby opéra comique
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Example sentences from the Web for opéra comique
He adjusts his cravat, and strikes various attitudes for the benefit of the women in the first galleries at the Opera-Comique.Father Goriot|Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for opéra comique
/ (kɒˈmiːk, French ɔpera kɔmik) /
noun plural opéras comiques (French ɔpera kɔmik)
a type of opera, not necessarily comic, current in France during the 19th century and characterized by spoken dialogue. It originated in satirical parodies of grand opera
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