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Meaning of SINGSPIEL

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sing"spiel`\, n. [G.; singen to sing + spiel to
play.] (Music)
A dramatic work, partly in dialogue and partly in song, of a
kind popular in Germany in the latter part of the 18th
century. It was often comic, had modern characters, and
patterned its music on folk song with strictly subordinated
accompaniment.

 

 

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