Definition of Burletta

1. n. A comic operetta; a music farce.



Definition of Burletta

1. Noun. A comic operetta; a musical farce. ¹

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Definition of Burletta

1. a musical farce [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burletta

burlap bag
burlaps
burlaw
burled
burler
burlers
burlesk
burlesks
burlesque
burlesqued
burlesquely
burlesquer
burlesquers
burlesques
burlesquing
burletta (current term)
burlettas
burley
burleycue
burleys
burlier
burliest
burlily
burlin'
burliness
burlinesses
burling
burls
burlwood
burly

Literary usage of Burletta

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1. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1778)
"... it is, however, calculated to afford variety of entertainment. Poor Vulcan ! a burletta in T<w» Afli, as performed at tie ..."

2. The British Drama: A Collection of the Most Esteemed Tragedies, Comedies (1859)
"... in every respect, for the legitimate drama than the winter theatres) baa been, since that period, opened under an annual license for burletta, ..."

3. The Works of Thomas Chatterton by Thomas Chatterton, George Gregory (1803)
"A burletta. 1770. DISTORT Mr. BANNISTER. COUNCELLOR LATITAT . Mr. REINHOLD. ENDORSE Master CHENEY. LADY TEMPEST . . . Mr. THOMPSON. ..."

4. The Art of Playwriting: Being a Practical Treatise on the Elements of by Alfred Hennequin (1890)
"(2.) That in which insignificant characters are represented as performing acts pertaining to heroic personages. 9. The burletta. — This term, which properly ..."

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