Origin of bouffe
< French < Italian buffa, feminine of buffo comic; see buffoon
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Examples from the Web for bouffe
Why, then, for my part, I suppose it is intended for a specimen of English Opra bouffe.
I think we may, therefore, suppose this piece to be an English Opra bouffe.
Raymond Bonheur cursed wildly and tousled his hair like a bouffe artist.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14
They were probably most of them serious, but some of the younger ones recognized the bouffe quality of their calling.Roman Holidays and Others
W. D. Howells
- See opéra bouffe
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