Etymology
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libretto (n.)

plural libretti, "book containing the words of an extended musical composition," also the words themselves, 1742, from Italian libretto, diminutive of libro "book," from Latin liber (genitive libri) "book" (see library). Related: Librettist (1849).

updated on July 18, 2016

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Definitions of libretto from WordNet

libretto (n.)
the words of an opera or musical play;
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