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I was classically trained in operetta from about age 4, I think.
Clare Bowen

Meaning of "operetta" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OPERETTA

From Italian: a small opera1.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OPERETTA

operetta  [ˌɒpəˈrɛtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OPERETTA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Operetta is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OPERETTA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

operetta

Operetta

Operetta is a genre of light opera, light in terms both of music and subject matter. It is also closely related, in English-language works, to forms of musical theatre.

Definition of operetta in the English dictionary

The definition of operetta in the dictionary is a type of comic or light-hearted opera.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OPERETTA


Alexandretta
ˌælɪɡzɑːnˈdrɛtə
berretta
bɪˈrɛtə
betta
ˈbɛtə
better
ˈbɛtə
biretta
bɪˈrɛtə
cabretta
kəˈbrɛtə
carbureter
ˌkɑːbjʊˈrɛtə
carburetter
ˌkɑːbjʊˈrɛtə
debtor
ˈdɛtə
feta
ˈfɛtə
letter
ˈlɛtə
newsletter
ˈnjuːzˌlɛtə
petter
ˈpɛtə
Rosetta
rəʊˈzɛtə
setter
ˈsɛtə
stretta
ˈstrɛtə
sweater
ˈswɛtə
twin-carburettor
ˌtwɪnkɑːbəˈrɛtə
Valletta
vəˈlɛtə
vendetta
vɛnˈdɛtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OPERETTA

operative word
operatively
operativeness
operativity
operatize
operator
operatorless
opercula
opercular
operculate
opercule
operculum
opere buffe
opere serie
operettist
operon
operose
operosely
operoseness
operosity

WORDS THAT END LIKE OPERETTA

arietta
Barletta
beretta
bruschetta
burletta
cabaletta
Caltanissetta
canzonetta
codetta
comedietta
Damietta
faldetta
fughetta
Gambetta
malaguetta
mozzetta
pancetta
Quetta
sinfonietta
Valetta

Synonyms and antonyms of operetta in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «operetta» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OPERETTA

Find out the translation of operetta to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of operetta from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «operetta» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

轻歌剧
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

opereta
570 millions of speakers

English

operetta
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आपरेटा
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

أوبريت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

оперетта
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

opereta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্ষুদ্র গীতিনাট্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

opérette
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Operetta
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Operette
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オペレッタ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오페레타
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Opereta
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chèo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒபரேட்டாவில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओपेरेटा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

operet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

operetta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

operetka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

оперета
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

operetă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οπερέτα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

operette
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

operetta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

operette
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of operetta

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OPERETTA»

The term «operetta» is regularly used and occupies the 59.772 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OPERETTA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about operetta

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QUOTES WITH «OPERETTA»

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Clare Bowen
I was classically trained in operetta from about age 4, I think.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OPERETTA»

Discover the use of operetta in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to operetta and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Operetta: A Theatrical History
The book perfectly captures the champagne-and-ballroom atmosphere of the greatest works in the genre. It will appeal to all fans of musical theatre history.
Richard Traubner, 2003
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Pagan Operetta
Like a play iteslf, this collection of poetry begins with Act 1 and the memory of a matriarchial history, to a second act cavorting through Europe and the ghettos of Ghana, West Africa -- to the third act, a sampling of Rux's politically ...
Carl Hancock Rux, 1998
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Early Operetta in America: The Doctor of Alcantara (1879)
First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Julius Eichberg, Charlotte R. Kaufman, 1994
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Phantom of the Operetta
Rivalries among the student cast are only to be expected--but are other troubles the work of the theater's restless ghost? Nonsense, Juliet insists, and with Sidhe-born senses to back her conclusions, she should know.
John C. Bunnell, 2008
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Zarzuela: Spanish Operetta, American Stage
The content is neither purely folkloric nor high art; it is too popular for some and too classical for others. In Zarzuela, Janet L. Sturman assesses the political as well as the musical significance of this chameleon of music-drama.
Janet Lynn Sturman, 2000
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American Operetta: From H.M.S. Pinafore to Sweeney Todd
A study of American musical theater traces its origins, influences, and trends, and focuses on the major productions, composers, and writers
Gerald Martin Bordman, 2001
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Life is an operetta and other short stories
An anthology of humorous stories with international settings.
Peter Ustinov, 1997
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Seadogs: an epic ocean operetta
A motley crew of dogs presents a rhyming tale of seagoing adventure, illustrated as if it were a stage play.
Lisa Wheeler, Mark Siegel, 2004
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New York Magazine
For the past thirteen years, the Bel Canto Opera has been rescuing forgotten scores from obscurity — 94 to date — and the group annually salutes spring with a long-lost Victor Herbert operetta. This year's exhumation was The Enchantress,  ...
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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical: Theatre, Film, ...
By definition, operetta refers to a light form of opera that utilizes dialogue and tends toward the amusing rather than the thought provoking. Such a general definition would include most musical comedies and even a good portion of musical ...
Thomas S. Hischak, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OPERETTA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term operetta is used in the context of the following news items.
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Plymouth theater to show film on restoring pre-Holocaust synagogue
THE MIKADO “The Mikado” by Gilbert and Sullivan, arguably the most popular operetta ever written, centers on hijinks in a Japanese village ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
2
Fairview Heights native starts Theatre Nuevo
After that first production, she subjected her family to impressions and an operetta in fourth grade. “I'm incredibly blessed to have the family that ... «Belleville News-Democrat, Jul 15»
3
Coventry's Declan Bennett AXED from EastEnders
The 34-year-old actor - who performed with the Belgrade Youth Theatre and the Coventry Youth Operetta Group during the 1990s - has ... «Coventry Telegraph, Jul 15»
4
Friendly persuasion is set to thrill
Chamber Opera Chicago's adaptation of Persuasion has often been compared to an operetta in the style of Gilbert and Sullivan. Add to that ... «Aberdeen Press and Journal, Jul 15»
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Duo in concert at Wingfield Barns
The duo of Andrew Burke and Louise Cockerill will star in their own unique evening of music, from show tunes to arias of light operetta and ... «Diss Express, Jul 15»
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Onetime home of dancer and film star Ginger Rogers sells in …
Operetta composer and pianist Rudolph Friml later owned the home, which was the site of a 1943 burglary. An intruder “sneaked away with a ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
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Things to Do in New Jersey, July 26 to Aug. 1, 2015
... Bride),” concert presentation of Joseph Rumshinsky's 1923 operetta with live orchestra, in Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitles. Aug. «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Historical society presents 'Girl From Quanset'
“The Girl From Quanset,” an operetta not seen in Orleans since 1908, is being presented at the Orleans Historical Society in a staged ... «Wicked Local Brewster, Jul 15»
9
School board approves appointments
... Donna Barberio; elementary band, Kaitlin Bunger; elementary chorus, Heather Odin; and operetta, Heather Odin and Donna Barberio. «Herkimer Evening Telegram, Jul 15»
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Learning along the way during Media Theatre's 'The Who's Tommy'
He has performed roles in Daniel Pantano's Concert Operetta Theater, which devotes itself to doing rare works with as much of an emphasis on ... «The Delaware County Daily Times, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Operetta [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/operetta>. Aug 2019 ».
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