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Libretto Definition

The text of an opera. W. H. Auden was a skilled librettist.

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Other Libretto Definition

[n] the words of an opera or musical play

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book, playscript, script

Misc. Definitions

\Li*bret"to\ (l[i^]*br[e^]t"t[-o]; It. l[-e]*br[asl]t"t[-o]), n.; pl. E. {Librettos} (-t[=o]z), It. {Libretti} (-t[-e]). [It., dim. of libro book, L. liber. See {Libel}.] (Mus.) (a) A book containing the words of an opera or extended piece of music. (b) The words themselves.

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