Burletta

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Burletta bûr*lĕt"tȧ (Mus) A comic operetta; a music farce.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n burletta A comic opera; a musical farce.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Burletta bur-let′a a musical farce: comic opera.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., dim. of burla, mockery. See Burlesque (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It.;—dim. of burla, a jest.

Usage

In literature:

A comic burletta in one act.
"Life of Charles Dickens" by Frank Marzials
A Comic Burletta, in two acts.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
During the season various "horse spectacles," pantomimes, farces, and burlettas were produced.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
Burlettas from Shakspeare were recited here in 1774.
"Club Life of London, Volume II (of 2)" by John Timbs
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