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operetta

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌɒp.ərˈet.ə/ us    /ˌɑː.pəˈret̬-/
a humorous theatre piece with singing and sometimes dancing, or works of this type
Translations of “operetta”
in Chinese (Traditional) 輕歌劇,小歌劇…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轻歌剧,小歌剧…
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