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com'ic op'era




1. a diverting opera with spoken dialogue and a happy ending.
2. the tradition or genre of such operas.

com•ic-op•er•a



Pronunciation: (kom'ik op'ur-u, -op'ru), [key]
adj.
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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