opéra comique

[ op-er-uhko-meek, op-ruh; French aw-pey-rakaw-meek ]

noun,plural o·pé·ra co·miques, o·pé·ras co·mique, French o·pe·ras co·miques [aw-pey-rakaw-meek]. /ɔ peɪ ra kɔˈmik/.

Origin of opéra comique

Borrowed into English from French around 1735–45

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British Dictionary definitions for opéra comique

opéra comique

/ (kɒˈmiːk, French ɔpera kɔmik) /

nounplural opéras comiques (French ɔpera kɔmik)
  1. 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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