comic opera: Meaning and Definition of

com'ic op'era

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a diverting opera with spoken dialogue and a happy ending.
  2. the tradition or genre of such operas.


Pronunciation: (kom'ik op'ur-u, -op'ru), [key]
— adj.
  1. comically vainglorious; having farcically self-important aspects: a comic-opera army, proud in its ceremonial splendor but inept on the battlefield.
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