Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A short drama with incidental music, like a vaudeville. It is said to have been first introduced into Spain at Zarzuela in the seventeenth century.

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  • noun music A form of Spanish opera having spoken dialogue and usually a comic subject

Etymologies

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Spanish, probably from the Palace of Zarzuela, royal residence near Madrid where it was first performed.

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