[ boo-fuh; Italian boof-fah ]
/ ˈbu fə; Italian ˈbuf fɑ /
noun, plural buf·fe [boo-fey; Italian boof-fe]. /ˈbu feɪ; Italian ˈbuf fɛ/.
a woman who sings comic roles in opera.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of buffa
<Italian; feminine of buffo
Words nearby buffa
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Example sentences from the Web for buffa
The strict line of demarcation between opera seria and buffa did not exist in Paris.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 2 (of 3)|Otto Jahn