Definition of opera semiseria in English:

opera semiseria

Pronunciation /ˌɒp(ə)rə sɛmɪˈsɪərɪə/

noun

  • Serio-comic opera.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Atlantic Monthly. From Italian opera semiseria from opera + semiseria, feminine of semiserio from semi- + serio, after opera seria.