Meaning of “comic opera” in the English Dictionary


"comic opera" in English

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comic operanoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌkɒm.ɪk ˈɒp.ər.ə/ us /ˌkɑː.mɪk ˈɑː.pɚ.ə/

Examples from literature

  • And in the midst of these crushing trials he was expected to compose a comic opera! 
  • He had been there twenty years, and he had never before heard of such singing in comic opera. 
  • It was not till a comic opera came along that Eileen was able to take the theatre seriously. 
  • The scene was certainly a strange one—as strange as if taken from a comic opera. 
  • There were straight plays, comic operas, and melodramas. 

(Definition of “comic opera” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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