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buffa

[boo-fuh; Italian boof-fah]
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noun, plural buf·fe [boo-fey; Italian boof-fe] /ˈbu feɪ; Italian ˈbuf fɛ/.
  1. a woman who sings comic roles in opera.
  2. opera buffa.
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Origin of buffa

< Italian; feminine of buffo
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  • The strict line of demarcation between opera seria and buffa did not exist in Paris.

    Life Of Mozart, Vol. 2 (of 3)

    Otto Jahn