burletta

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian, diminutive of burla ‎(mockery). See burlesque.

Noun[edit]

burletta ‎(plural burlettas)

  1. A comic operetta; a musical farce.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Byron to this entry?)
    • 1823, Sholto Percy, ‎Reuben Percy, The Percy Anecdotes (volume 17, page 97)
      In addition to burlesque plays, operas and burlettas, the Italians invented two other species. of drama, pastoral and rustic plays.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

burletta f ‎(plural burlette)

  1. joke
  2. trick

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