Definition of Librettist

1. Noun. Author of words to be set to music in an opera or operetta.

Generic synonyms: Author, Writer
Specialized synonyms: Gilbert, Sir William Gilbert, William Gilbert, William S. Gilbert, William Schwenk Gilbert
Derivative terms: Libretto



Definition of Librettist

1. n. One who makes a libretto.

Definition of Librettist

1. Noun. The person who writes a libretto. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Librettist

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Librettist

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librettist (current term)
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Literary usage of Librettist

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1. A Book of Operas: Their Histories, Their Plots, and Their Music by Henry Edward Krehbiel (1919)
"... a long time had been his librettist in ordinary. Francesco Maria Piave was little more than a hack-writer of verse, but he knew how to put Verdi's ideas ..."

2. Gilbert and Sullivan and Their Operas: With Recollections and Anecdotes of D by François Cellier, Cunningham Bridgeman (1914)
"... and Basil Hood collaborate—" The Rose of Persia "—Wilfred Bendall—Captain Basil Hood as a librettist —" A Happy Ending"—Sullivan and " The Absent-minded ..."

3. Mendelssohn by Stephen Samuel Stratton (1901)
"... visit to London—Accident to Felix's father—Felix at work in Diisseldorf—Lights and shadows of artistic life—Felix as a librettist—Compositions, ..."

4. Lorenzo Da Ponte: Poet and Adventurer by Joseph Louis Russo (1922)
"... CHAPTER III How DA PONTE BECAME A librettist After what has just been narrated, it is not altogether surprising to note that our Poet, when he wrote his ..."

5. The Theatre, the Drama, the Girls by George Jean Nathan (1921)
"The American librettist. — The American musical comedy stage has, in Victor Herbert, as accomplished a light composer ..."

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