comic-opera

comic opera

noun
1.
a diverting opera with spoken dialogue and a happy ending.
2.
the tradition or genre of such operas.

Origin:
1905–10

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comic-opera

[kom-ik-op-er-uh, -op-ruh]
adjective
comically vainglorious; having farcically self-important aspects: a comic-opera army, proud in its ceremonial splendor but inept on the battlefield.
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comic opera
 
n
opéra bouffe See also opera buffa a play largely set to music, employing comic effects or situations

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