Definition of Libretto

1. Noun. The words of an opera or musical play.

Generic synonyms: Book, Playscript, Script
Derivative terms: Librettist



Definition of Libretto

1. n. A book containing the words of an opera or extended piece of music.

Definition of Libretto

1. Noun. The text of a dramatic musical work, such as an opera. ¹

2. Noun. A book containing such a text. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Libretto

1. the text of an opera [n -TOS or -TI]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Libretto

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libretto (current term)
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Literary usage of Libretto

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1891)
"Die Royalisten," in three acts, by Josef Manas, libretto by Adolf Philipp ... Un Modèle," by Léon Schlesinger, libretto by Manuel Lerouge and Andre Thomas ..."

2. Alessandro Scarlatti: His Life and Works by Edward Joseph Dent (1905)
"Probably produced before elsewhere, since the libretto mentions ... Gli Inganni Felici libretto : BC. N. (Naples, Royal Palace and S. Bartolomeo, 1699). ..."

3. Handel by Charles Francis Abdy Williams (1901)
"libretto by Metastasio, adapted by Haym, and curtailed by Handel. ... libretto libretto by Haym. The last opera composed by Handel founded on one by Matteo ..."

4. A Catalogue of the Allen A. Brown Collection of Books Relating to the Stage by Allen Augustus Brown (1919)
"**T.36.78 libretto only. The devil's in it! An entirely new and original comic opera, ... libretto only, A good-looking fellow: a farce, in one act. ..."

5. A Dictionary of the Drama: A Guide to the Plays, Play-wrights, Players, and by William Davenport Adams (1904)
"•The Headless Man' (1889), lyrics of •Domestic Economy' (1890), libretto of •La ... (1880), and, with RC Lehmann, of the libretto of ' His Majesty ' (1897). ..."

6. Catalogue of the Allen A. Brown Collection of Music in the Public Library of by Allen Augustus Brown (1915)
"For the libretto see Guglielmi, P. Virtuoses, Les, de Gonesse. Opera. ... For the libretto see Picard. Visite, Une, à Heidelberg. For pianoforte. ..."

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