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bouffe

[ boof ]
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noun Music.

opéra bouffe.

Nearby words

boudin noir, boudoir, boudoir grand, bouffancy, bouffant, bouffe, bougainvillaea, bougainville, bougainville, louis antoine de, bougainvillea, bough

Origin of bouffe

< French < Italian buffa, feminine of buffo comic; see buffoon
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Examples from the Web for bouffe

  • They were probably most of them serious, but some of the younger ones recognized the bouffe quality of their calling.

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  • Raymond Bonheur cursed wildly and tousled his hair like a bouffe artist.

  • I think we may, therefore, suppose this piece to be an English Opra bouffe.

  • Why, then, for my part, I suppose it is intended for a specimen of English Opra bouffe.

British Dictionary definitions for bouffe

bouffe

/ (buːf) /

noun

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