[ buhf ]
/ bʌf /
plate armor for the lower part of the face and the throat, used with a burgonet.
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Origin of buffe
1590–1600; < Middle French < Italian buffa, probably special use of buffa puff of breath, hard breath; see buffoon
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Definition for buffe (2 of 2)
[ 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.
Origin of buffa
< Italian; feminine of buffo
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Example sentences from the Web for buffe
It was completed by a "buffe," or chin-piece, similar to the bavier.A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies