Definition of operette in English:

operette

(also opérette)

noun

  • Operetta.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Appletons' Journal. Probably partly from German Operette, and partly from French opérette from opéra + -ette, after Italian operetta. Compare Dutch operette.

Pronunciation

operette

/ˌɒpəˈrɛt/